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Engelsk navneord: defile

1. defile (om ting) a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)gorge


Mindre specifikke termermountain pass, notch, pass


Engelsk udsagnsord: defile

1. defile (om relation) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSully someone's reputation.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)cloud, corrupt, sully, taint


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerdeflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate

2. defile (om relation) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)maculate, stain, sully, tarnish


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerblob, blot, fleck, spot


Mere specifikke termerdarken

3. defile (om ændring) spot, stain, or pollute


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)befoul, foul, maculate


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerattaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame









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