to smear all over; bedaub.
to sully; defile; soil:
to besmear someone’s reputation.
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to smear over; daub
to sully; defile (often in the phrase besmear (a person’s) reputation)
to soil; tarnish; discolor. to detract from the honor or luster of: to besmirch someone’s good name. Contemporary Examples How McCain Got Caught in His Own Vicious Cycle Sidney Blumenthal October 14, 2008 Historical Examples Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers The Quest Frederik van Eeden In Love With the Czarina and Other Stories Mr Jkai Star […]
a broom, especially one of brush or twigs. broom (def 2). Historical Examples Through the Mackenzie Basin Charles Mair The Manxman Hall Caine Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown The Christian Hall Caine Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman Fiesco or, The […]
- Besnier-boeck-schaumann disease
- Besom pocket
an interior pocket with edging or stitching around the opening.