dirt


dirt
dirt
S3 [də:t US də:rt] n [U]
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: drit]
1.) any substance that makes things dirty, such as mud or dust
You should have seen the dirt on that car!
His face and hands were black with dirt.
a patch of grass, covered in dog dirt (=waste from a dog's bowels)
2.) especially AmE earth or soil
Michael threw his handful of dirt onto the coffin.
in (the) dirt
The children had been sitting in the dirt.
3.) informal information about someone's private life or activities which could give people a bad opinion of them if it became known
The newspapers had been digging up dirt on the President.
4.) talk, writing, a film etc that is considered bad or immoral because it is about sex
dish the dirt atdish2 , hit/strike paydirt atpaydirt,hit the dirt athit1 (17), treat sb like dirt attreat1 (1)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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