Smear
Smear Smear (sm[=e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smeared} (sm[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Smearing}.] [OE. smeren, smerien, AS. smierwan, smyrwan, fr. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeren, OHG. smirwen, G. schmieren, Icel. smyrja to anoint. See {Smear}, n.] 1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil. ``Smear the sleepy grooms with blood.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To smudge, blur, or render indistinct (writing, pictures, etc.). [PJC]

4. to vilify (a person); to damage (a person's reputation), especially falsely or by unfair innuendo, and with malicious intent. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • smear — [smɪə ǁ smɪr] noun [countable] an attempt to harm someone by spreading untrue stories about them: • Was this just another political smear? • The media had launched a smear campaign against him. smear verb [transitive] : • Republicans were trying… …   Financial and business terms

  • smear — [smir] vt. [ME smerien < OE smerian, to anoint, akin to Ger schmieren < IE base * smeru , grease > OIr smir, marrow & (prob.) L medulla, marrow] 1. to cover, daub, or soil with something greasy, sticky, or dirty 2. to apply or daub… …   English World dictionary

  • Smear — Smear, n. [OE. smere,. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeer, G. schmeer, OHG. smero, Icel. smj[ o]r, Sw. & Dan. sm[ o]r butter, Goth. sma[ i]r[thorn]r fatness, smarna dung; cf. Lith. smarsas fat. Cf. {Smirch}.] 1. A fat, oily substance; oinment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smear — sb., en, smear, ene (undersøgelse af celler fra fx livmoderhalsen), i sms. smear , fx smearprøve …   Dansk ordbog

  • smear — (v.) O.E. smerian to anoint or rub with grease, oil, etc., from P.Gmc. *smerthan (Cf. O.N. smyrva, Dan. smère, Swed. smörja, Du. smeren, O.H.G. smirwen, Ger. schmieren to smear ), from PIE *smeru grease (Cf. Gk. myron …   Etymology dictionary

  • smear — [v1] rub on, spread over apply, bedaub, besmirch, blur, coat, cover, dab, daub, defile, dirty, discolor, overlay, overspread, patch, plaster, slop, smudge, soil, spatter, spray, sprinkle, stain, sully, taint, tar, tarnish; concepts 172,202,215… …   New thesaurus

  • smear — smear. См. мазок. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • smear — I verb asperse, attack, attaint, belittle, besmear, besmirch, besmut, blacken, blemish, brand, calumniate, cast a slur, contaminate, decry, defame, defile, degrade, denigrate, denounce, depreciate, derogate, destroy one s reputation, detract,… …   Law dictionary

  • smear —   [englisch, smɪə(r); wörtlich »schmieren«], 1) Zielton wird tiefer angesetzt und auf die geforderte Tonhöhe gezogen.   2) Verschleifen der Töne, »Ineinander Schmieren«; besonders bei Blasinstrumenten gefordert.   Siehe auch: off pitchness,… …   Universal-Lexikon

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