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besmear

be·smear

besmear

 
pronunciation:
b smir
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: besmeared, besmearing, besmears
definition: to stain or soil by, or as if by, smearing.
The media besmeared his reputation.
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The word besmear contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.