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dirt

noun [U] uk   /dɜːt/ us    /dɝːt/

dirt noun [U] (NOT CLEAN)

B1 dust, soil, or any substance that makes a surface not clean: His coat was covered with dirt. mainly US soil on the ground: I've been digging in the dirt, planting seeds. informal solid waste: I got some dog dirt on my shoes.

dirt noun [U] (GOSSIP)

informal unpleasant or bad details about someone's private life that are repeated or published to influence people's opinion of them in a negative way: Journalists are always digging for (= trying to discover) dirt.
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