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smear

smear

 
pronunciation:
smir
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: smeared, smearing, smears
definition 1: to spread or apply on or over a surface.
They smeared jelly on the bread.
synonyms:
spread
similar words:
apply, daub
definition 2: to coat or spread with something sticky, greasy, or oily.
She smeared her face with suntan lotion.
synonyms:
coat, daub
similar words:
grease
definition 3: to damage the reputation or name of by using slander.
His opponent smeared him in the last election.
synonyms:
slander
similar words:
malign, stain
definition 4: to be or become spread or smudged on or over a surface.
Her makeup smeared in the rain.
synonyms:
smudge
similar words:
run, spread, stain
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a mark or spot made by spreading a sticky or greasy substance over a surface; smudge.
I had to clean off the smear with a soapy rag.
synonyms:
smudge, stain
derivation: smearer (n.)