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dirt

  

      n  
1    any unclean substance, such as mud, dust, excrement, etc.; filth  
2    loose earth; soil  
3   
a    packed earth, gravel, cinders, etc., used to make a racetrack  
b    (as modifier)  
a dirt track     
4      (Mining)   the gravel or soil from which minerals are extracted  
5    a person or thing regarded as worthless  
6    obscene or indecent speech or writing  
7    Slang   gossip; scandalous information  
8    moral corruption  
9    do (someone) dirt  
Slang   to do something vicious to (someone)  
10    dish the dirt  
Informal   to spread malicious gossip  
11    eat dirt  
Slang   to accept insult without complaining  
12    treat someone like dirt   to have no respect or consideration for someone  
     (C13: from Old Norse drit excrement; related to Middle Dutch drete)  


dirt-cheap  
      adj  
      adv  
Informal   at an extremely low price  
dirt-poor  
      adj     (Chiefly U.S)   extremely poor  
dirt road  
      n   an unsealed country road  
pay dirt  
      n  
1    a deposit rich enough in minerals to be worth mining  
2    strike or hit pay dirt  
Informal   to achieve one's objective  
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dirt

  
1    crap     (slang)   crud     (slang)   dust, excrement, filth, grime, grot     (slang)   impurity, kak     (S. African slang)   mire, muck, mud, shit     (taboo slang)   slime, slob     (Irish)   smudge, stain, tarnish  
2    clay, earth, loam, soil  
3    indecency, obscenity, pornography, sleaze, smut  

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dirt n.
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')

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v.
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
n.
If something is contaminatedby dirt, chemicals, or radiation, they make it dirty or harmful.
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