Meaning of SMEAR in English

SMEAR

I.

noun

1 mark

ADJECTIVE

▪ greasy

VERB + SMEAR

▪ leave

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

His fingers left a ~ of sweat on the wall.

2 lies about an important person

ADJECTIVE

▪ political

▪ Democratic , Republican , etc.

SMEAR + NOUN

▪ campaign , tactic

They have conducted a vicious ~ campaign against him.

▪ job ( AmE , informal )

a ~ job on President Clinton

▪ machine ( AmE )

the far-right ~ machine

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ against , ~ on

campaign ~s against the socialist candidate

3 medical test

ADJECTIVE

▪ cervical ( BrE ), Pap ( AmE )

▪ negative , positive

▪ abnormal

an abnormal ~ test ( BrE )

an abnormal Pap ~ test ( AmE )

VERBS

▪ get , have

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ liberally

She ~ed the cream liberally on her face.

PREPOSITION

▪ across , on , over , with

The child had ~ed peanut butter all over her face.

His hands were ~ed with blood.

Smear is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ lipstick , ↑ make-up , ↑ mascara

Smear is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ blood , ↑ ink , ↑ lipstick , ↑ make-up , ↑ mascara

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .