dirt


dirt
noun
1 substance that makes sth dirty
ADJECTIVE
excess, loose

She brushed the loose dirt off her coat.

ingrained
dog (BrE)
accumulated

Clean your face with soap to remove accumulated dirt and oil.

… OF DIRT
speck
streak

He had streaks of dirt all over his face.

layer
VERB + DIRT
be covered in, be covered with

His shoes were covered in dirt.

brush off, clean off, dust off (esp. AmE), remove, rub, rub off, scrape, scrub off, shake, wash off, wipe

He rubbed the dirt off his face. (BrE)

He rubbed the dirt from his face. (AmE)

sweep

He swept the dirt out onto the porch.

show

The white rug really shows the dirt.

attract (esp. AmE)

This material does not attract much dirt.

loosen (esp. AmE)

Massage your scalp to loosen any dirt.

DIRT + VERB
accumulate

Dirt had accumulated in the corners of the windows.

cover

Blood and dirt covered his face.

DIRT + NOUN
fleck (AmE), particle, speck

Sunlight steamed through the dirt particles in the air.

2 (AmE) soil/mud
ADJECTIVE
excess, loose

She filled the hole with loose dirt.

soft

Her fingernails raked the soft dirt beneath her.

dry, wet

a floor of dry dirt

hard-packed, packed

He landed hard on the packed dirt.

bare (AmE)

The front lawn has patches of bare dirt.

cold

He picked himself up off the cold dirt.

fill

a couple of inches of fill dirt

infield (AmE)

Rose picked the ball up off the infield dirt.

ingrained
fresh

the mounds of fresh dirt over all the graves

… OF DIRT
layer
VERB + DIRT
be covered in, be covered with

His shoes were covered in dirt.

dig, move, shovel

The men started to shovel dirt into the open grave.

throw

They threw dirt into my face.

DIRT + NOUN
course, driveway, lane, path, road, street, strip, track, trail

the Palermo dirt course

floor, ground
wall

The blow knocked him against the dirt wall.

lot, parking lot, yard

the dirt yard in front of the barn

farmer
farm

He grew up on a dirt farm in upstate New York.

clod, clump

They throw sticks and dirt clods up into the air.

mound, pile
smudge, stain

I tried to rub off a dirt stain on my sleeve.

PREPOSITION
in the dirt

children playing in the dirt

3 harmful/unpleasant information about sb
VERB + DIRT
have
get (esp. AmE)

We need to get some dirt on her.

dig, dig up

He could dig up so much dirt on her.

PREPOSITION
dirt on

Do you have any dirt on the new guy?

PHRASES
dish the dirt

She just loves to dish the dirt (= tell people unkind/unpleasant things about sb).


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