To become black or dark
To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance:
To make filthy or dirty; pollute:
To become altered or spoiled in color.
To fail or refuse to accept or pay (a note, bill, or check, for example).
To utter a slander about.
To stain or attempt to destroy the reputation of; vilify:
To make dirty; soil; smutch
The loose top layer of the Earth's surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter (humus), and capable of retaining water, providing nutrients for plants, and supporting a wide range of biotic communities. Soil is formed by a combination of depositional, chemical, and biological processes and plays an important role in the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles. Soil types vary widely from one region to another, depending on the type of bedrock they overlie and the climate in which they form. In wet and humid regions, for example, soils tend to be thicker than they do in dry regions.
To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
To affect with putrefaction or decay; spoil
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
To darken; obscure; threaten
To disparage the character or reputation of; defame
To become soiled.
To blacken or smudge, as with smoke or grime.
To scatter in drops or small blobs
To defile; taint:
To lose luster; become discolored:
To cover with grime; make dirty; soil
To polish with blacking
To make dirty; smudge
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
To spread false or damaging accusations or insinuations against (someone).
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
To stain black like ebony.
To make dark
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