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smirch

transitive verb \ˈsmərch\

Definition of SMIRCH

1
a :  to make dirty, stained, or discolored :  sully
b :  to smear with something that stains or dirties
2
:  to bring discredit or disgrace on
smirch noun
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Examples of SMIRCH

  1. <their clothes were smirched by dust from the trail>
  2. <this scandal will forever smirch the name of a once-great family>

Origin of SMIRCH

Middle English smorchen
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SMIRCH

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