Definition of 'smear'
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Smear the cut surfaces with olive oil and season with salt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Wipe the scallops dry and smear with groundnut oil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It makes no sense to skip your smear test. The Sun (2014)It is very obviously another smear built on false foundations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Smear the cut surfaces with olive oil and place in the bottom of the oven. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Trim skin and fat from chicken and smear with olive oil. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Pools of blood smeared the stone steps and walkways. The Sun (2007)Information about smear tests should be readily available to young women. The Sun (2009)Smear the cut surfaces with olive oil and lay the thyme over the top. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Smear with olive oil and squeeze over juice from the lemon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was a smear of blood left behind by a thumb. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)Her smear test has shown abnormal cells. The Sun (2009)But then it became cracked and smeared with paint and was finally put out of sight in a back room. The Sun (2010)Smear the inside lavishly with butter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has already left incontinent smears of grease on the bag and beneath the golden crust the pastry is chewy and undercooked. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Hours after it went on display the billboard was defaced, with brown paint smeared on the image. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Women who had their last cervical smear with the woman are being offered a repeat test and some extra vaccinations are also being offered. Times, Sunday Times (2011)WOULD like to know how many successful smear campaigns the police have got away with. The Sun (2013)It is a smear campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's a government smear campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A smear is a cancer test. The Sun (2009)I've just got a paint smear on my jeans. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'smear'
British English: smear /smɪə/ NOUN
medical test A smear or a smear test is a medical test in which a few cells are taken from a woman's body and examined to see if any cancer cells are present.
- American English: pap smear
- Arabic: فَحْصُ عُنْقِ الرَّحْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: Papanicolau exame citopatológico do colo uterino
- Chinese: 宫颈涂片检查
- Croatian: papa test
- Czech: výtěr z děložního hrdla
- Danish: smear-test
- Dutch: uitstrijkje
- European Spanish: citología
- Finnish: papa-koe
- French: frottis
- German: Abstrich
- Greek: τεστ Παπανικολάου
- Italian: Pap test
- Japanese: 塗沫検査
- Korean: 도말 표본 검사
- Norwegian: celleprøve
- Polish: wymaz
- European Portuguese: papanicolau exame citopatológico do colo uterino
- Romanian: test Papanicolau
- Russian: мазок со слизистой оболочки шейки матки
- Spanish: citología
- Swedish: cellprov
- Thai: การตรวจภายใน
- Turkish: Pap smear testi
- Ukrainian: мазок
- Vietnamese: xét nghiệm phết tế bào cổ tử cung
British English: smear VERB
If you smear a surface with an oily or sticky substance or smear the substance onto the surface, you spread a layer of the substance over the surface.
She smeared her face with suntan oil.
British English: smear NOUN
oil, dirt A smear is a dirty or oily mark.
There was a smear of gravy on his chin.
Definition of smear from the Collins English Dictionary
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