Bespatter Be*spat"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bespattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespattering}.] 1. To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or stains. [1913 Webster]

2. To asperse with calumny or reproach. [1913 Webster]

Whom never faction could bespatter. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(usually with something filthy),

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  • bespatter — (v.) 1640s, from BE (Cf. be ) + SPATTER (Cf. spatter) (v.). Related: Bespattered; bespattering …   Etymology dictionary

  • bespatter — [bē spat′ər, bispat′ər] vt. to spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering …   English World dictionary

  • bespatter — transitive verb Date: 1600 spatter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bespatter — /bi spat euhr/, v.t. 1. to soil by spattering; splash with water, dirt, etc. 2. to slander or libel: a reputation bespattered by malicious gossip. [1635 45; BE + SPATTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • bespatter — verb a) To spatter or cover with something; sprinkle with anything liquid, or with any wet or adhesive substance. b) To soil by spattering …   Wiktionary

  • bespatter — Synonyms and related words: asperge, asperse, attaint, bedabble, bedew, befoul, besmirch, bespot, besprinkle, blacken, blot, blow upon, brand, call names, censure, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, defame, defile, denigrate, dew, disapprove, disparage …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bespatter — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To mark or soil with spots: blotch, spatter, splatter, splotch, spot. See MARKS. 2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon: dash, slop, slosh, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, swash. See STRIKE. 3. To contaminate the… …   English dictionary for students

  • bespatter — be·spat·ter || bɪ spætÉ™ v. splatter all over; dirty by spattering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bespatter — verb spatter with liquid …   English new terms dictionary

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