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besmirch

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English

Etymology

From be- and smirch

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to besmirch

Third person singular
besmirch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to besmirch (third-person singular simple present besmirch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make dirty; to soil.
  2. (transitive) To tarnish, especially someone's reputation; to debase.
    The newspaper was on a campaign to besmirch the actor.

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