Meaning of SMEAR in English


■ verb

1》 coat or mark with a greasy or sticky substance.

↘spread (a greasy or sticky substance) over a surface.

↘blur or smudge.

2》 damage the reputation of (someone) by false or unwarranted accusations.

■ noun

1》 a greasy or sticky mark.

2》 a false or unwarranted accusation.

3》 a sample thinly spread on a microscopic slide.

↘ Brit. short for ~ test .

4》 Climbing an insecure foothold.


~er noun

~y adjective


OE smierwan (v.), smeoru 'ointment, grease', of Gmc origin.

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