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English definition of “dirt”

dirt

noun [U]  /dɜrt/ us  

dirt noun [U] (EARTH)

earth or a substance like it that has gotten on the surface of something such as your skin: I sat on the ground and got dirt on my pants. Dirt is also loose earth on the ground: After the rain, the woods smelled of wet dirt and greenery. Dirt is also the earth considered as a surface: The basement has a dirt floor.

dirt noun [U] (INFORMATION)

personal information about something wrong that someone has done: They are more interested in looking for dirt than in reporting fairly about him.
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