(v. t.) To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
(v. t.) To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.
(1) In platform shoes to emulate Johnson's height, and with the aid of prosthetic earlobes, Cranston becomes the 36th president: he bullies and cajoles, flatters and snarls and barks, tells dirty jokes or glows with idealism as required, and delivers the famous "Johnson treatment" to everyone from Martin Luther King to the racist Alabama governor George Wallace.
(2) You won’t read about this in adverts for “feminine hygiene” (because of course having periods makes us dirty).
(3) But the president said that the rest of the country had relied for too long on police to do the “dirty work” of containing urban violence and bore responsibility for the violent spectacle in Baltimore.
(4) But the other brother did not want to get his hands dirty with the regime and would have nothing.
(5) As one source close to the inquiry put it: “There was a hell of a lot of dirty stuff going on.” Two earlier Yard inquiries had failed to investigate the relevant notes in Mulcaire’s logs.
(6) Facebook Twitter Pinterest A bus belching smoke in Bogotá Pretty dirty.
(7) Source: Reuters Dirty old river If the notion of an Englishman’s castle as his home is being challenged on the Levels, where scores of properties flooded, the bursting of the Thames from its banks a few hundred yards from the royal castle of Windsor has raised the issue to a new height.
(8) The most characteristic microscopic features of the ovarian metastases were garland and cribriform growth patterns, intraluminal "dirty" necrosis, segmental destruction of glands, and absence of squamous metaplasia.
(9) Everyone has been part of it, regardless of whether you’re a dirty metalhead or a flamboyant pop fan.” • This article was amended on 1 June 2017.
(10) When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white... Further - and this is a stroke of his sensitive, pawky genius - he contemplates his momentarily displaced furniture and the nuance of enchanting strangeness: It was pleasant to see my whole household effects out on the grass, making a little pile like a gypsy's pack, and my three-legged table, from which I did not remove the books and pen and ink, standing amid the pines and hickories ...
(11) But Gates’s decision to “bump off from art” and live “in the sphere of dirt, the dirty, the stuff that we think is in the ground” was revelatory, leading to invitations to Davos and a TED Talk, where he talked about how he revived a neighborhood with imagination and hard graft .
(12) I would like it to always look as fresh as the day I made it, so part of the contract is: if the glass breaks, we mend it; if the tank gets dirty, we clean it; if the shark rots, we find you a new shark."
(13) You fight a dirty war with innovations.” Rawat expressed frustration about the pressures faced by his soldiers, required to police their own citizens in an environment the Indian government has described as “warlike”.
(14) The results of both tests are compared with those of the in vitro test (with the disinfectant diluted in distilled water, in water of standardized hardness, and in a 0.2% albumin solution), those of the European suspension test under clean and under dirty conditions, and those of four practical tests (the AFNOR test, the DGHM test, the QCT and the QSDT).
(15) O'Hagan's LRB piece is no part of an organised dirty tricks campaign.
(16) 5) Playing dirty helps win the day Three days before the vote, a panicking no campaign organised a last-ditch rally at the Place du Canada in Montreal.
(17) There's dirty politics, dirty money and dirty dealings.
(18) "Dreaming only of sleep and a sip of tea, the exhausted, harassed and dirty convict becomes obedient putty in the hands of the administration, which sees us solely as a free work force.
(19) Last year in a Radar accessible toilet I discovered a dirty syringe in the bowl.
(20) It is dirty and it is cold, he can’t even have a shower.
(a.) Incapable of being read; not legible; as, illegible handwriting; an illegible inscription.
(1) A former Labour minister, Nicholas Brown, said the public were frightened they "were going to be spied on" and that "illegally obtained" information would find its way to the public domain.
(2) Chapman and the other "illegals" – sleeper agents without diplomatic cover – seem to have done little to harm American national security.
(3) The New York Times also alleged that the Met had not passed full details about how many people were victims of the illegal practice to the CPS because it has a history of cooperation with News International titles.
(4) Chadwick felt that Customs and Trading Standards needed to continue their war on illegal tobacco – if not, efforts to tackle smoking could be undermined.
(5) Gibbs was sent off in the first half at Stamford Bridge for handball, despite replays clearly showing it was his team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who illegally deflected an Eden Hazard shot.
(6) While circulating the quarries is illegal – you risk a fine of up to €60 – neither the IGC nor the police seem to mind the veteran cataphiles who possess a good knowledge of the underground space, and who respect their heritage.
(7) A fortnight ago the two countries signed a US$27 million deal to tackle deforestation on the island of Sumatra - a key problem in Indonesia where 80 per cent of emissions come from deforestation, both by legal and illegal loggers.
(8) The campaign has used mobile billboards warning illegal immigrants to "go home or face arrest".
(9) Time suggests that the FBI inquiry has been extended from a relatively narrow look at alleged malpractices by News Corp in America into a more general inquiry into whether the company used possibly illegal strongarm tactics to browbeat rival firms, following allegations of computer hacking made by retail advertising company Floorgraphics.
(10) The announcement comes amid mounting frustration in the international community over Israel’s continued settlement activity, regarded by many countries as illegal.
(11) Trump might claim that the loss of manufacturing jobs or the influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico is a national security crisis that justifies his invocation of this law, and imposition of the tariff.
(12) Galli said there were already about 200,000 hospitalisations of women who have undergone a clandestine termination every year, and a suspected 1 million illegal abortions before the epidemic.
(13) The immigration minister, Mark Harper, said: in a statement: "Today's operations highlight the routine work we are carrying out every day to stamp out illegal working.
(14) While his citizens were being beaten and tormented in illegal detention, spokesmen for the then prime minister, Tony Blair, declared: "The Italian police had a difficult job to do.
(15) Euthanasia – killing someone painlessly, usually to relieve suffering – is also illegal.
(16) But illegal action will only ruin any chance of dialogue with Tehran.
(17) After five days watching birds illegally shot down and becoming embroiled in tense stand-offs with the police and hunters, Packham was summoned to a police station and interviewed for five hours.
(18) "The government will ban qat so that we can protect vulnerable members of our communities and send a clear message to our international partners and qat smugglers that the UK is serious about stopping the illegal trafficking of qat."
(19) Last week, Theresa May announced that, as part of her immigration bill , private landlords will be required, under the threat of a £3,000 fine, to ensure that "illegal immigrants" are not given access to their properties.
(20) Lieberman said: "[Amazon's] decision to cut off WikiLeaks now is the right decision and should set the standard for other companies WikiLeaks is using to distribute its illegally seized material.