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Definition of slur verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slur
    he / she / it slurs
    past simple slurred
    -ing form slurring
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  1. 1slur something + speech to pronounce words in a way that is not clear so that they run into each other, usually because you are drunk or tired She had drunk too much and her speech was slurred.
  2. 2slur something (music) to play or sing a group of two or more musical notes so that each one runs smoothly into the next
  3. 3slur somebody/something to harm someone's reputation by making unfair or false statements about them She accused the program of slurring the company's name.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: slur

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