|1.||[ verb ] spread or daub over|
|Related terms:||cover birdlime|
|2.||[ noun ] a blemish made by dirt|
|Synonyms:||blot spot daub smirch slur smudge|
"he had a smudge on his cheek"
|Related terms:||blemish blotch fingermark inkblot spot smirch blot spot|
|3.||[ noun ] slanderous defamation|
|Related terms:||defamation badmouth|
|4.||[ verb ] charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone|
|Synonyms:||besmirch calumniate asperse denigrate slander sully smirch defame|
"The journalists have defamed me!" The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
|Related terms:||charge badmouth libel assassinate defamation aspersion aspersion defamer slander|
|5.||[ verb ] cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it|
"smear the wall with paint" "daub the ceiling with plaster"
|Related terms:||cover blood daub daub|
|6.||[ noun ] (medicine) a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope|
|Related terms:||cytologic_specimen sample vaginal_smear alimentary_tract_smear bronchoscopic_smear cervical_smear|
|7.||[ verb ] make a smudge on; soil by smudging|
|Synonyms:||smudge smutch blur|
|Related terms:||rub resmudge dust smudge|
|8.||[ verb ] stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance|
|Related terms:||dirty smirch moil smudge|
|9.||[ noun ] an act that brings discredit to the person who does it|
|Synonyms:||smirch spot stain blot|
"he made a huge blot on his copybook"
|Related terms:||mistake tarnish|