to smear all over; bedaub.
to sully; defile; soil:
to besmear someone’s reputation.
Historical Examples

Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
An “Attic” Philosopher, Complete Emile Souvestre
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various
…After a Few Words… Gordon Randall Garrett
Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon Austen H. Layard
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2) Andrew Lang
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Half a Hundred Hero Tales Various

verb (transitive)
to smear over; daub
to sully; defile (often in the phrase besmear (a person’s) reputation)


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