Definition of Begrime

1. Verb. Make soiled, filthy, or dirty. "Don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

Exact synonyms: Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime, Soil
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Foul, Contaminate, Foul, Pollute, Smear, Slime, Muddy, Muddy Up, Splash, Mire, Muck, Muck Up, Mud, Crock, Blemish, Spot
Antonyms: Clean
Derivative terms: Dirtying, Grime, Soil, Soiling, Soilure



Definition of Begrime

1. v. t. To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in.

Definition of Begrime

1. Verb. (transitive) To make something dirty; to soil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Begrime

1. to dirty [v -GRIMED, -GRIMING, -GRIMES] - See also: dirty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Begrime

begorra
begorrah
begot
begotten
begowk
begowked
begowking
begowks
begown
begrave
begrease
begreased
begreases
begreasing
begrim
begrime (current term)
begrimed
begrimer
begrimers
begrimes
begriming
begrimmed
begrimming
begrims
begroan
begroaned
begroaning
begroans
begrudge
begrudged

Literary usage of Begrime

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1. Poet Lore (1898)
"I suspect that Furness must have some peculiar association with that word begrime, which really suggests filth rather than blackness. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"begrime. Sw. dial., N. grima, Da. grime, a spot or streak of dirt on the face, ON., AS. grima, Da. grime, a mask (a blackened face) ; grim, ..."

3. Handbook of English Synonyms: With an Appendix Showing the Correct Uses of by Loomis Joseph Campbell (1881)
"Smear, P. besmear, begrime, daub, soil, spatter, tarnish. Smell, n. scent, odor, ... Soil, v. stain, befoul, dirty, sully, tarnish, begrime, defile, smear. ..."

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