Meaning of SMEAR in English


n. 25B6; verb

the table was smeared with grease : STREAK, smudge, mark, soil, dirty; informal splotch, splodge; poetic/literary besmear.

smear the meat with olive oil : COVER, coat, grease; poetic/literary bedaub.

she smeared sunblock on her skin : SPREAD, rub, daub, slap, slather, smother, plaster, cream, slick; apply; poetic/literary besmear.

they are trying to smear our reputation : SULLY, tarnish, blacken, drag through the mud, taint, damage, defame, discredit, malign, slander, libel; N. Amer. slur; informal do a hatchet job on; formal calumniate; poetic/literary besmirch.

25B6; noun

smears of blood : STREAK, smudge, daub, dab, spot, patch, blotch, mark; informal splotch, splodge.

press smears about his closest aides : FALSE ACCUSATION, lie, untruth, slur, slander, libel, defamation, calumny.

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