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sully

verb [T] uk   /ˈsʌl.i/ formal us  
to spoil something that is pure or someone's perfect reputation: His reputation, he said, had been unfairly sullied by half-truths and innuendos. to make something dirty: No speck of dirt had ever sullied his hands.
Translations of “sully”
in Chinese (Traditional) 玷污, 敗壞, 弄髒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玷污, 败坏, 弄脏…
(Definition of sully from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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