smirch

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smirch / smərch/ • v. [tr.] make (something) dirty; soil: the window was smirched by heat and smoke. ∎ fig. discredit (a person or their reputation); taint: I am not accustomed to having my honor smirched. • n. a dirty mark or stain. ∎ fig. a blot on someone's character; a flaw.

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