- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈsmɜːtʃ/
- (US) IPA(key): /bɪˈsmɝːtʃ/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)tʃ
- (transitive, literary) To make dirty; to soil.
- (transitive) To tarnish something, especially someone's reputation; to debase.
- The newspaper was on a campaign to besmirch the actor.