Bedraggling
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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  • bedraggling — v. dirty, soil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bedraggled — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

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