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Smear

smear
1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil. Smear the sleepy grooms with blood.
2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
Origin: OE. Smeren, smerien, AS. Smierwan, smyrwan, fr. Smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. Smeren, OHG. Smirwen, G. Schmieren, Icel. Smyrja to anoint. See Smear.


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