smear noun

1 mark

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

smear verb

ADV. liberally She smeared the cream liberally on her face.

PREP. across, on, (all) over, with The child had smeared jam all over her face.

PHRASES heavily smeared with Their faces were heavily smeared with mud.

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