begrime
transitive verb (begrimed; begriming) Date: circa 1553 1. to make dirty with grime 2. sully, corrupt

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  • 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 — index deface, pollute, sully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • begrime — (v.) 1530s, from BE (Cf. be ) + GRIME (Cf. grime) (n.). Related: Begrimed …   Etymology dictionary

  • begrime — grime, smirch, besmirch, dirty, sully, *soil, foul, befoul, tarnish Analogous words: *spot, spatter, sprinkle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

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

  • begrime — verb To make something dirty; to soil …   Wiktionary

  • begrime — Synonyms and related words: bemire, bemud, besmoke, besoil, dirt, dirty, dirty up, dust, foul, grime, mire, muck, muck up, muddy, slime, smirch, smoke, smooch, smudge, soot, tarnish …   Moby Thesaurus

  • begrime — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make dirty: befoul, besmirch, besoil, black, blacken, defile, dirty, smudge, smutch, soil, sully. See CLEAN …   English dictionary for students

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

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