Bedraggle
Bedraggle Be*drag"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedraggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedraggling}.] To draggle; to soil, as garments which, in walking, are suffered to drag in dust, mud, etc. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • bedraggle — 1727, from BE (Cf. be ) + draggle, frequentative of DRAG (Cf. drag) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedraggle — [bē drag′əl, bidrag′əl] vt. bedraggled, bedraggling to make wet, limp, and dirty, as by dragging through mire bedraggled adj …   English World dictionary

  • bedraggle — transitive verb Date: 1727 to wet thoroughly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedraggle — /bi drag euhl/, v.t., bedraggled, bedraggling. to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt. [1720 30; BE + DRAGGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedraggle — verb /bɪˈdɹæɡl̩/ To make something wet and limp …   Wiktionary

  • bedraggle — v. dirty, soil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bedraggle — v draggle, muddy, begrime, sully, soil, smutch, besmirch; soak, soak through, drench, wet, saturate, besot; muss, mess, mess up, stain, beslobber …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bedraggle — be·draggle …   English syllables

  • bedraggle — be•drag•gle [[t]bɪˈdræg əl[/t]] v. t. gled, gling. to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt • Etymology: 1720–30; be +draggle …   From formal English to slang

  • bedraggle — v.tr. 1 wet (a dress etc.) by trailing it, or so that it hangs limp. 2 (as bedraggled adj.) untidy; dishevelled. Etymology: BE + DRAGGLE …   Useful english dictionary

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