criticize, say bad things about, put down

Don't badmouth employers. Don't criticize your references.

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  • badmouth — UK [ˈbædˌmaʊθ] / US or bad mouth UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms badmouth : present tense I/you/we/they badmouth he/she/it badmouths present participle badmouthing past tense badmouthed past participle badmouthed informal to criticize… …   English dictionary

  • badmouth — verb speak unfavorably about She badmouths her husband everywhere • Syn: ↑malign, ↑traduce, ↑drag through the mud • Derivationally related forms: ↑traducement (for: ↑traduce) …   Useful english dictionary

  • badmouth — bad·mouth or bad mouth (bădʹmouth , mouth ) tr.v. Informal bad·mouthed, bad·mouth·ing, bad·mouths To criticize or disparage, often spitefully or unfairly: “those cross Atlantic aficionados who persistently idolize the British theater and bad… …   Universalium

  • badmouth — verb /ˈbæd.maʊθ/ To criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully …   Wiktionary

  • Badmouth — speak unfavourably of; criticise with malice …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • badmouth — Australian Slang speak unfavourably of; criticise with malice …   English dialects glossary

  • badmouth — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t., slang speak ill of, put down, trash, dis. See disapprobation …   English dictionary for students

  • badmouth — vb to insult, denigrate or disparage. An Americanism, probably originating in black speech, which was imported into British usage during the 1970s …   Contemporary slang

  • badmouth — v. slander, libel, speak badly of, sharply criticize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • badmouth — [ˈbædˌmaʊθ] verb [T] informal to criticize someone or something …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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