tarnish - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participletarnishing
past tensetarnished
past participletarnished
  1. 1
    [transitive] if something tarnishes your reputation or image, it makes people have a worse opinion of you than they did before
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if metal tarnishes, or if something tarnishes it, it starts to lose colour and become less shiny