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English definition of “tarnish”


verb [I/T]    /ˈtɑr·nɪʃ/
(of metal surfaces) to become less bright or a different color: [I] Silver tarnishes easily. If something tarnishes your opinion of someone or something, you no longer believe the person or thing is as good as you had thought: [T] The scandal has tarnished the agency’s reputation.
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