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besmirch

verb [T] uk   /bɪˈsmɜːtʃ/ us    /-ˈsmɝːtʃ/ literary
to say bad things about someone to influence other people's opinion of them: His accusations were false, but they served to besmirch her reputation.
Translations of “besmirch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 玷污,糟蹋(名譽等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玷污,糟蹋(名誉等)…
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