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noun [C]     /smʌdʒ/
a mark with no particular shape that is caused , usually by accident , by rubbing something such as ink or a dirty finger across a surface : Her hands were covered in dust and she had a black smudge on her nose .figurative She said we were nearly there, but the island was still no more than a distant smudge on the horizon .Dirt and untidiness smudgy     /ˈsmʌdʒ.i/ adjective Spreading and scattering
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