be, feel, look

Go and play football if you like, but don't get dirty!

get sth, make sb/sth

He's not frightened of getting his hands dirty (= doing physical work). (figurative)

The soot had made everything dirty.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
filthy (informal, BrE), horribly (esp. AmE), incredibly

Everything in the room was incredibly dirty.

a little, slightly, etc.
Dirty is used with these nouns: ↑blonde, ↑bomb, ↑business, ↑clothes, ↑deed, ↑diaper, ↑dish, ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑floor, ↑foot, ↑habit, ↑hand, ↑handkerchief, ↑job, ↑joke, ↑kitchen, ↑laundry, ↑linen, ↑look, ↑magazine, ↑mark, ↑mind, ↑money, ↑movie, ↑nappy, ↑needle, ↑plate, ↑play, ↑politics, ↑rag, ↑rice, ↑room, ↑secret, ↑shoe, ↑slush, ↑snow, ↑sock, ↑street, ↑syringe, ↑talk, ↑trick, ↑underwear, ↑war, ↑washing, ↑water, ↑white, ↑window, ↑word, ↑work, ↑yellow
Dirty is used with these verbs: ↑fight

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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