Begriming
Begrime Be*grime", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begrimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begriming}.] To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in. [1913 Webster]

Books falling to pieces and begrimed with dust. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • begriming — be·grime || bɪ graɪm v. make dirty, cover with filth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Begrime — Be*grime , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begrimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begriming}.] To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in. [1913 Webster] Books falling to pieces and begrimed with dust. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begrimed — Begrime Be*grime , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begrimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begriming}.] To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in. [1913 Webster] Books falling to pieces and begrimed with dust. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begrime — transitive verb (begrimed; begriming) Date: circa 1553 1. to make dirty with grime 2. sully, corrupt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • begrime — /bi gruym /, v.t., begrimed, begriming. to make grimy. [1545 55; BE + GRIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • soil — soil, dirty, sully, tarnish, foul, befoul, smirch, besmirch, grime, begrime can all mean to make or become unclean. Soil basically implies fundamental defilement or pollution (as of the mind or spirit) {why war soils and disarranges whatever it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • begrime — /bəˈgraɪm/ (say buh gruym), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (begrimed, begriming) to make grimy. {be + grime} …   Australian English dictionary

  • begrime — [bē grīm′, bigrīm′] vt. begrimed, begriming to cover with grime; make dirty; soil …   English World dictionary

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