Smear

Definition of Smear

Pronunciation: smēr
v. t.1.To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
[imp. & p. p. Smeared (smērd); p. pr. & vb. n. Smearing.]
2.To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
3.To smudge, blur, or render indistinct (writing, pictures, etc.).
4.to vilify (a person); to damage (a person's reputation), especially falsely or by unfair innuendo, and with malicious intent.
n.1.A fat, oily substance; oinment.
2.Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
Slow broke the morn,
All damp and rolling vapor, with no sun,
But in its place a moving smear of light.
- Alexander Smith.

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