smear

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noun
1 mark
ADJECTIVE
greasy
VERB + SMEAR
leave
PREPOSITION
smear of

His fingers left a smear 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 smear campaign against him.

job (AmE, informal)

a smear job on President Clinton

machine (AmE)

the far-right smear machine

PREPOSITION
smear against, smear on

campaign smears against the socialist candidate

3 medical test
ADJECTIVE
cervical (BrE), Pap (AmE)
negative, positive
abnormal

an abnormal smear test (BrE)

an abnormal Pap smear test (AmE)

VERBS
get, have
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verb
ADVERB
liberally

She smeared the cream liberally on her face.

PREPOSITION
across, on, over, with

The child had smeared peanut butter all over her face.

His hands were smeared 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

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  • smear — [smɪə ǁ smɪr] noun [countable] an attempt to harm someone by spreading untrue stories about them: • Was this just another political smear? • The media had launched a smear campaign against him. smear verb [transitive] : • Republicans were trying… …   Financial and business terms

  • smear´er — smear «smihr», verb, noun, adjective. –v.t. 1. to cover or stain with anything sticky, grease or dirty: »She smeared her fingers with jam. 2. to rub or spread (oil, grease, or paint): »to smear paint on one s hands. 3. to rub or wipe (a brush,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • smear|y — «SMIHR ee», adjective, smear|i|er, smear|i|est. 1. marked by a smear or smears; smeared. 2. tending to smear. –smear´i|ness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smear — (sm[=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smeared} (sm[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Smearing}.] [OE. smeren, smerien, AS. smierwan, smyrwan, fr. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeren, OHG. smirwen, G. schmieren, Icel. smyrja to anoint. See {Smear}, n.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smear — [smir] vt. [ME smerien < OE smerian, to anoint, akin to Ger schmieren < IE base * smeru , grease > OIr smir, marrow & (prob.) L medulla, marrow] 1. to cover, daub, or soil with something greasy, sticky, or dirty 2. to apply or daub… …   English World dictionary

  • Smear — Smear, n. [OE. smere,. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeer, G. schmeer, OHG. smero, Icel. smj[ o]r, Sw. & Dan. sm[ o]r butter, Goth. sma[ i]r[thorn]r fatness, smarna dung; cf. Lith. smarsas fat. Cf. {Smirch}.] 1. A fat, oily substance; oinment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smear — sb., en, smear, ene (undersøgelse af celler fra fx livmoderhalsen), i sms. smear , fx smearprøve …   Dansk ordbog

  • smear — (v.) O.E. smerian to anoint or rub with grease, oil, etc., from P.Gmc. *smerthan (Cf. O.N. smyrva, Dan. smère, Swed. smörja, Du. smeren, O.H.G. smirwen, Ger. schmieren to smear ), from PIE *smeru grease (Cf. Gk. myron …   Etymology dictionary

  • smear — [v1] rub on, spread over apply, bedaub, besmirch, blur, coat, cover, dab, daub, defile, dirty, discolor, overlay, overspread, patch, plaster, slop, smudge, soil, spatter, spray, sprinkle, stain, sully, taint, tar, tarnish; concepts 172,202,215… …   New thesaurus

  • smear — smear. См. мазок. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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