Associations to the word «Smear»

Wiktionary

SMEAR, verb. (transitive) To spread (a substance, especially one that colours or is dirty) across a surface by rubbing.
SMEAR, verb. (transitive) To have a substance smeared on (a surface).
SMEAR, verb. (transitive) To damage someone's reputation by slandering, misrepresenting, or otherwise making false accusations about an individual, their statements, or their actions.
SMEAR, verb. (intransitive) To become spread by smearing.
SMEAR, verb. (climbing) To climb without using footholds, using the friction from the shoe to stay on the wall.
SMEAR, noun. A mark made by smearing.
SMEAR, noun. (medicine) A Pap smear.
SMEAR, noun. A false attack.
SMEAR, noun. (climbing) A maneuver in which the shoe is placed onto the holdless rock, and the friction from the shoe keeps it in contact
SMEAR, noun. (music) A rough glissando in jazz music.
SMEAR CAMPAIGN, noun. (idiomatic) An effort to damage or call into question someone's reputation, by propounding negative propaganda.
SMEAR CAMPAIGNS, noun. Plural of smear campaign
SMEAR CASE, noun. (US) cottage cheese
SMEAR TEST, noun. (gynaecology) A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample (‘smear’) of cells from the cervix.
SMEAR TESTS, noun. Plural of smear test
SMEAR THE QUEER, proper noun. A children's game in which the player with the ball (or other item) is tackled by the rest of the group, who attempt to retrieve it.

Dictionary definition

SMEAR, noun. Slanderous defamation.
SMEAR, noun. A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope.
SMEAR, noun. A blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek".
SMEAR, noun. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook".
SMEAR, verb. Stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance.
SMEAR, verb. Make a smudge on; soil by smudging.
SMEAR, verb. Cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster".
SMEAR, verb. Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation".

Wise words

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