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be tainted by (something)
1. To be expose something to or contaminate something with some substance or agent that is infectious, toxic, or otherwise dangerous or unpleasant. Officials have confirmed that the water supply has been tainted by lead. They have been forced to recall nearly 3 million tons of canned tomatoes that may have been tainted by botulin.
2. To be spoiled, ruined, or degraded by the presence or introduction of something terrible, tragic, or deeply unpleasant. Their victory has been tainted by the many lives lost in the battle. It's a shame seeing such an incredible career being tainted by this scandalous behavior.
vulgar slang The perineum. Argh, that hit me right in the gooch!
vulgar slang The section of skin between the anus and the genitals, formally known as the perineum. A: "I heard he got a tattoo on his taint." B: "What?! Why on earth would he do something like that?"
taint (something) with (something)
1. To expose something to or contaminate something with some substance or agent that is infectious, toxic, or otherwise dangerous or unpleasant. He has been arrested for tainting the water supply with a nerve agent. They have been forced to recall nearly 3 million tons of canned tomatoes that may have been tainted with botulin.
2. To spoil, ruin, or degrade something positive with the presence or introduction of something terrible, tragic, or deeply unpleasant. Often used in passive constructions. You may have won, but your victory is tainted with blood of thousands of innocent people. He is tainting an otherwise incredible career with this scandalous behavior.
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taint something with something
to spoil or debase something with something. The flood tainted the drinking water with disease germs. The food had been tainted with germs.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
goochand grundle and taint
n. the perineum. (see also choad. The taint reflects that this area is not [it ain’t = ’taint] genital nor anus.) I got a horrible itch in the gooch! She did what to your taint?
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