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English definition of “slur”

slur

verb [T] (CRITICIZE)    /slɜːr/ US  /slɝː/ (-rr-)
to harm someone's reputation by criticizing them: The report slurs both the teachers and pupils.Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of slur verb (CRITICIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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