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smear noun

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ADJ. greasy

VERB + SMEAR leave

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

2 lies about an important person

VERB + SMEAR cast The article cast a smear on the Minister for Health.

SMEAR + NOUN campaign, tactic

PREP. ~ against/on campaign smears against the socialist candidate