dirt Definition

  • 1a substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something
  • 2soil or earth
  • 3scandalous or malicious information about someone

Using dirt: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dirt" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She brushed the dirt off her clothes.

  • Example

    The children were playing in the dirt.

  • Example

    The car was covered in dirt and grime.

  • Example

    He was accused of digging up dirt on his political opponents.

dirt Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with dirt

  • to suffer a humiliating defeat or setback


    After losing the game, the team had to eat dirt and accept their defeat.

  • extremely inexpensive


    I found this shirt at the thrift store for dirt cheap.

  • to spread malicious rumors or gossip about someone


    She was angry at her ex-boyfriend and decided to throw dirt by spreading false rumors about him.


Summary: dirt in Brief

The term 'dirt' [dɜːt] refers to substances like mud or dust that soil someone or something. It can also refer to soil or earth. The word is used in phrases like 'eat dirt,' meaning to suffer a humiliating defeat, and 'dirt cheap,' meaning extremely inexpensive.

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