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British English: /smɪə/
American English: /smɪr/

Translation of smear in French:


  • 2 (defamation)
    propos (m) diffamatoire
    a smear on somebody's character
    une tache sur la réputation de quelqu'un
    he dismissed the rumour as a smear
    il a rejeté la rumeur comme diffamatoire

transitive verb

  • 1 (dirty)
    faire des taches sur (glass, window)
    to smear the walls with paint, to smear paint on the walls
    barbouiller les murs de peinture
    the baby smeared his food over his face
    le bébé s'est barbouillé le visage avec sa nourriture
    her face was smeared with jam
    elle avait le visage barbouillé de confiture
  • 3 (spread)
    étaler (butter, ink, paint)
    appliquer (sunoil, lotion) (on sur)
    she smeared eyeshadow on her eyelids
    elle s'est appliquée du fard sur les paupières
  • 4 [informal] (defeat) (American English)
    écraser (opposition, rival)

intransitive verb

  • (ink, paint)
    (lipstick, make-up)
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