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dirtyadjective

uk   /ˈdɜː.ti/  us   /ˈdɝː.t̬i/

dirty adjective (NOT CLEAN)

A2 not clean: Her face was dirty and tear-stained.
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dirty adjective (NOT HONEST)

informal unfair, dishonest, or unkind: She played a dirty trick on me by telling me Diane was having a party when she wasn't. That's a dirty lie!

dirty adjective (NOT POLITE)

informal used to describe something that is connected with sex, in a way that many people think is offensive: a dirty magazine/movie/joke You have a really dirty mind!

dirtyadverb

uk   /ˈdɜː.ti/  us   /ˈdɝː.t̬i/
dirty great/big UK informal very great/big: The old power station's nothing but a dirty great blot on the landscape.
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dirtyverb [T]

uk   /ˈdɜː.ti/  us   /ˈdɝː.t̬i/
to make something dirty: Don't sit on the floor - you might dirty your dress.
Translations of “dirty”
in Korean 더러운…
in Arabic قَذِر, مُتَّسِخ…
in Portuguese sujo…
in Catalan brut…
in Japanese 汚れた…
in Italian sporco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骯髒, 塵土,泥土,灰塵…
in Russian грязный, непристойный, нечестный…
in Turkish kirli, pis, açık saçık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肮脏, 尘土,泥土,灰尘…
in Polish brudny, nieprzyzwoity, świński…
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