Meaning of SMEAR in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: before 12th century

1 a : to overspread with something unctuous, viscous, or adhesive : DAUB < smear ed the paper with glue> b : to spread over a surface

2 a : to stain, smudge, or dirty by or as if by smearing b : SULLY , BESMIRCH specifically : to vilify especially by secretly and maliciously spreading grave charges and imputations

3 : to obliterate, obscure, blur, blend, wipe out, or defeat by or as if by smearing

– smear · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.