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the word smear occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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An example use of smear in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… could they would smear anybody who tries …”
To smear something is to spread it over a surface.