blacken

US [ˈblækən]
UK ['blækən]
  • v.(使)变黑;抹黑;丑化;败坏…的名誉
  • Web诽谤;不变黑;使...黑
Simple Present:blackens  Present Participle:blackening  Past Tense:blackened  
blacken
v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使)变黑to make sth black; to become black
Their faces were blackened with soot.
他们满脸煤灰。
Smoke had blackened the walls.
烟把墙壁都熏黑了。
2.
[t]
~ sb's name/reputation/character
抹黑;丑化;败坏…的名誉to say unpleasant things that give people a bad opinion of sb
He accused the newspaper of trying to blacken his name.
他指责报纸企图败坏他的名声。

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