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smear / mancha
 
smear   [smɪər]
A. -noun
1. (=mark)   mancha (f)
2. (figurative)
(=libel)   calumnia (f)
3. (medicine)   frotis (m)
B. -transitive verb
1. untar
·to smear one'noun face with blood
·untarse la cara de sangre
·to smear wet paint
·manchar la pintura fresca
2. [+print, lettering etcetera]   borrar
3. (figurative)
(=libel)   calumniar,   difamar
·to smear somebody as a traitor
·tachar a somebody, someone de traidor
·to smear somebody because of his past
·tachar a somebody, someone por su pasado
4. (United States)   **
(=defeat)   derrotar sin esfuerzo
C. -intransitive verb
[paint, ink etcetera]   correrse
D. -compound
·smear campaign   -noun   campaña (f) de difamaciónoun
·smear tactics   -noun plural   tácticas feminine plural de difamaciónoun
·smear test   -noun   (medicine)   frotis (m),   citología (f)
 
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