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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
smear /smiə/
  • danh từ
    • đốm bẩn, vết bẩn
    • vết trải lên bàn kính (để soi kính hiển vi
    • chất để bôi bẩn
    • sự nói xấu, sự bôi nhọ; lời nói xấu
    • động từ
      • làm vấy bẩn, làm đốm bẩn; làm hoen ố
      • làm mờ, làm tối (tranh vẽ...)
      • nói xấu, bôi nhọ
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) đánh bại, đánh gục hắn; chặn đứng
    Concise Dictionary
    smears|smeared|smearingsmɪr /smɪə
    +slanderous defamation
    +a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    +a blemish made by dirt
    +an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    +stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
    +make a smudge on; soil by smudging
    +cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
    +charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 daub, rub, anoint, spread, cover, coat, wipe, plaster, bedaub; besmirch, dirty, smudge, stain, soil, begrime:
    The baby smeared ice-cream all over his face. The car windows were smeared with dirt from the road
    2 blacken, besmirch, soil, sully, calumniate, slander, discredit, tarnish, defile, vilify, scandalize, stigmatize, Colloq drag through the mud:
    Politicians regularly smear their opponents with all sorts of accusations.
    3 smudge, daub, stain, splodge or chiefly US splotch, blot, taint, spot:
    These outrageous lies constitute a smear on my good reputation. There was a smear of blood on his collar.
    4 slander, scandal, libel, vilification, mud-slinging, defamation, calumny, aspersion, reflection:
    The article contains several smears on the character of an MP.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 [VN] ~ sth on / over sth
    ~ sth with sth to spread an OILY or soft substance over a surface in a rough or careless way: The children had smeared mud on the walls. + The children had smeared the walls with mud. + His face was smeared with blood.
    2 [VN] to make sth dirty or GREASY: His glasses were smeared. + smeared windows
    3 [VN] to damage sb's reputation by saying unpleasant things about them that are not true: The story was an attempt to smear the party leader.
    4 to rub writing, a drawing, etc. so that it is no longer clear; to become not clear in this way
    Synonym: SMUDGE
    [VN] The last few words of the letter were smeared. [also V]
    + noun
    1 an OILY or dirty mark: a smear of jam / paint
    2 an untrue story about sb that is intended to damage their reputation, especially in politics: He was a victim of a smear campaign.
    3 (BrE) = SMEAR TEST(also smear, cervical smear) (all BrE) (AmE Pap smear)
    + noun
    a medical test in which a very small amount of tissue from a woman's CERVIX is removed and examined for CANCER cells
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 mark






    ~ of
    His fingers left a smear of sweat on the wall.

    2 lies about an important person


    The article cast a smear on the Minister for Health.


    campaign, tactic


    ~ against/on
    campaign smears against the socialist candidate



    She smeared the cream liberally on her face.


    across, on, (all) over, with
    The child had smeared jam all over her face.


    heavily smeared with
    Their faces were heavily smeared with mud.

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