- 1 (stain) mancha (f) there was a smear of lipstick on his collar tenía una mancha or una marca de lápiz labial en el cuelloMore example sentences
- He slid down the wall, leaving a smear of blood to mark his trail, he struggled to keep his eyes open as he saw a figure move towards him.
- This is because the tubular orange or yellow flowers end with the petals opening wide to look like a mouth which has a large glossy black splodge on it that looks like a smear of sticky jam.
- Across one cheek was a scrape; tiny smears of dried blood speckled her mottled skin below her eye.
- 2 (slander, slur) calumnia (f) he was the subject of an attempted smear intentaron difamarlo or desprestigiarlo (before n) smear campaign campaña (f) difamatoria or de desprestigioMore example sentences
- Prime Minister Tony Blair and his colleagues took Gilligan's report as a serious smear on their reputations.
- Secondly, many if not most false negative smears can be detected on re-examination, but what does this mean from the legal point of view?
- Yesterday The Guardian printed a report by John Sutherland branding bloggers of unfairly smearing Rachel Corries' good name - the article then proceeded to indulge in some choice smears of its own.
- 3 [Med] 3.1 (sample) frotis (m) 3.2smear (test) citología (f), frotis (m) cervical, Papanicolau (m) (AmL)More example sentences
- At external examination, blood smears on the body surface resulting from hematemesis or melena were present in 40 cases.
- Diagnosis in leishmaniasis depends on microscopic detection of amastigotes in smears of tissue aspirates or biopsy samples.
- Immunophenotyping is beneficial clinically because in many situations variant types of benign and malignant lymphoid cells resemble one another in routinely stained tissue sections and smears.
- 1 1.1 (spread, daub) to smear sth
on(to)/ oversth [paint/grease] embadurnar algo dealgo [butter] untar algo conalgo the child smeared paint all over the mirror el niño embadurnó todo el espejo de pintura he smeared the butter thinly on the bread untó el pan con una capa fina de mantequillato smear sth withsth she smeared her face with cream se embadurnó la cara de or con crema the walls were smeared with filth las paredes estaban cubiertas de mugre her face was smeared with blood tenía la cara manchada de sangre, tenía la cara ensangrentadaMore example sentences1.2 (smudge) [make-up/ink/paint] correr don't smear my lipstick ¡no me corras el lápiz de labios!
- ‘Honey,’ the therapist says as he smears a new substance onto my back.
- They smeared chocolate and vanilla ice cream all over each other's faces.
- Amy set the soon-to-be pizza crust in front of her children, who smeared the pasta sauce from a jar across it.
- 2 (slander, libel) difamar, desprestigiarMore example sentences
- At the press conference, Tsai signed a statement promising not to abuse any person's character, smear anyone's reputation or engage in personal attacks.
- There's almost nothing you can do when people are determined to smear you like this to completely contain the damage.
- We naturally assumed that ‘Bring it on’ meant Boyd had the guts to meet us face to face in a fair debate, rather than smearing us in a hit-and-run attack on the pages of his own newspaper.
- [paint/ink/lipstick] correrseMore example sentences
- She didn't completely understand why the sepia still photos looked like they'd been smudged, smeared or painted.
- The place of meeting was written in her red lipstick and was slightly smeared, but Delilah could manage to decipher its message.
- Overweight local opera would-be stars were splattered in mid-aria, and in wiping away the blue paint, it smeared and didn't come off.