Video: pronunciation of 'taint'
The family name was tainted by scandal. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)Many of those who could have done the job have now been tainted by scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But corruption scandals have tainted its image. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has a reputation tainted by his failures after a decade in office. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Unlike many officials he was not tainted by corruption allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is also tainted by drugs allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Everyone is being tainted by these allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She feels her inheritance is tainted with blood and she doesn't want any of it. The Sun (2006)Onions and garlic taint other foods in a fridge - whereas fresh coffee will absorb smells. The Sun (2016)The big names also recommend that players tainted by match-fixing allegations should not be selected in future. The Sun (2010)It was the mysterious taint of the blood; the poor mother had brought it from her own ancient race. Vanity Fair (1837)Most post-war French presidents have ended up being tainted by scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nonetheless, he is being tainted by association, presumed guilty until proven innocent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They worried constantly; food was tainted or too rich; those sauces were disguising something suspicious. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Although he has since put some distance between himself and his old mentor, there are some who will always see the new leader as tainted by association. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The former Olympic 1500 metres champion has since insisted he was only referring to stories which had tainted the reputation of clean athletes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The couple's appeal heard police bungled the investigation and DNA evidence was tainted. The Sun (2013)That Usain Bolt has been forced to defend himself against any taint by association showed the pernicious damage that can be wrought by the cheats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
偶尔使用。在柯林斯辞典中， taint 是3万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: taint VERB
If a person or thing is tainted by something bad or undesirable, their status or reputation is harmed because they are associated with it.
Opposition leaders said that the elections had been tainted by corruption.
英式英语: taint NOUN
A taint is an undesirable quality which spoils the status or reputation of someone or something.
Her government never really shook off the taint of corruption.
taint 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.