1 soil, mud, muck, mire, grime, slime, sludge, ooze, slop; dust, soot; excrement, ordure; filth, waste, refuse, trash, garbage, rubbish, offal, junk, dross, sweepings; leavings, scrap, orts; Slang Brit gunge, US grunge:
This vacuum cleaner is guaranteed to pick up any kind of dirt.
2 soil, earth, loam, ground, clay:
Hydroponics is the technique of farming without dirt, using only liquid nutrients.
3 indecency, obscenity, smut, pornography, foulness, corruption, filth, vileness:
Customs confiscated much of the dirt before it could enter the country.
4 gossip, scandal, talk, rumour, inside information, Colloq low-down, dope, Slang US scuttlebutt:
I got the dirt from David about what really happened at the party.
She brushed the loose dirt off her coat.
| ingrained | dog
speck | streak
He had streaks of dirt all over his face.
VERB + DIRT
be covered in/with
His shoes were covered in dirt.
| brush off, clean off, remove, wash off | show
The white rug really shows the dirt.
DIRT + VERB
Dirt had accumulated in the corners of the windows.
DIRT + NOUN
road, track | floor
in the ~
children playing in the dirt
2 harmful/unpleasant information about sb
VERB + DIRT
Do you have any dirt on the new guy?
dish the dirt
(= tell people unkind/unpleasant things about sb)She just loves to dish the dirt.
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