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Dirt

dirt

noun

a substance that makes something dirty

dust

noun

very small pieces of dirt that cover surfaces inside buildings like a powder

grime

noun

thick dirt that forms on surfaces

filth

noun

dirt that is especially unpleasant, usually because there is a lot of it

smut

noun

dirt that makes a mark on something

scum

noun

a layer of a dirty or unpleasant substance that forms on the surface of a liquid

murk

noun

darkness, dirt, or bad light that it is difficult to see through

muck

noun

dirt, or an unpleasant substance

grunge

noun

dirt and lack of order

mess

noun

something that has been accidentally dropped or carelessly left, so that it makes a place look dirty

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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