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noun [uncountable] dirt pronunciation in British English /dɜː(r)t/
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  1. 1
    a substance that makes something dirty
    His face was covered in dirt.
    Angelo brushed the dirt off his coat.
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  2. 2
    soil or mud (=soil mixed with water)
    Groups of children were playing in the dirt.
    mounds of dirt
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  3. 3
    informal information about someone that could damage their reputation if people knew about it
    They will publish any dirt they can find on their political opponents.
    dig up dirt (on someone): The papers were looking to dig up all the dirt on Dale.


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