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smear(
smir
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (stain)
a. la mancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The dog was giving me kisses and left a big smear on my glasses.Mi perro me estaba lamiendo y dejó una mancha grande en mis lentes.
2. (slander)
a. la calumnia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The singer paid no attention to smears from the media.El cantante no hacía caso de las calumnias de los medios.
b. la difamación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The activist's credibility has been affected by a smear from the pharmaceutical company.La credibilidad del activista se ha visto afectada por la difamación por parte de la compañía farmacéutica.
3. (biology)
a. el frotis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The epidemiologist placed the smear under the microscope.El epidemiólogo colocó el frotis debajo del microscopio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to spread)
a. untar
Santiago smeared honey and lemon all over the chicken.Santiago untó miel y limón por todo el pollo.
5. (to stain)
a. embadurnar
When Pati got home, her children had smeared red paint all over the walls.Cuando Pati regresó a casa, sus niños habían embadurnado pintura roja en las paredes.
6. (to slander)
a. caluminar
The senator prefers to discuss the issues rather than spend time smearing other politicians.El senador prefiere hablar de política que estar calumniando a los otros políticos.
b. difamar
The magazine tried to smear the author's reputation in their article.La revista trató de difamar la reputación del autor en su artículo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to run)
a. correrse
Melinda had been crying, and her mascara had smeared across her face.Melinda había estado llorando, y el rímel se le había corrido por la cara.
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smear
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (stain)
a. la mancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (medicine)
a.
smear testcitología f
3. (slander)
a. la calumnia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
smear campaigncampaña de difamación
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (stain)
a. embadurnar, untar
5. (smudge)
a. emborronar
6. (slander)
a. difamar, calumniar
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smear [smɪəʳ]
noun
1 (mark) mancha (f)
2 (libel) calumnia (f)
3 (Med) frotis (m)
transitive verb
1 untar
to smear one's face with blood untarse la cara de sangre; to smear wet paint manchar la pintura fresca
2 [+print, lettering etc] borrar
3 (libel) calumniar; difamar
to smear sb as a traitor tachar a algn de traidor; to smear sb because of his past tachar a algn por su pasado
4 (US) (defeat) derrotar sin esfuerzo
intransitive verb
[+paint, ink etc] correrse
modifier
smear campaign (n) campaña (f) de difamación
smear tactics (n) tácticas (f) de difamación
smear test (n) (Med) frotis (m); citología (f)
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