Meaning of SMEAR in English
VERB + SMEAR
▪ ~ of
His fingers left a ~ of sweat on the wall.
2 lies about an important person
▪ 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
▪ ~ against , ~ on
campaign ~s against the socialist candidate
3 medical test
▪ cervical ( BrE ), Pap ( AmE )
▪ negative , positive
an abnormal ~ test ( BrE )
an abnormal Pap ~ test ( AmE )
▪ get , have
She ~ed the cream liberally on her face.
▪ 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 . 2012