caked with dirt meaning, caked with dirt definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If something is cakedwith mud, blood, or dirt, it is covered with a thick dry layer of it.      adj   usu v-link ADJ with/in n   (=encrusted)  
Her shoes were caked with mud.     
      Caked is also a combining form., comb in adj   usu ADJ n   (=encrusted)  
...herds of mud-caked cattle and sheep.     
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in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
If something is contaminatedby dirt, chemicals, or radiation, they make it dirty or harmful.
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