smutch

  • 1 smutch|y — «SMUHCH ee», adjective, smutch|i|er, smutch|i|est. marked with smutches; dirty …

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  • 2 Smutch — Smutch, n. [Prob. for smuts. See {Smut}, n.] A stain; a dirty spot. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Smutch — Smutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutching}.] To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal. [Written also {smooch}.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 smutch — index onus (stigma) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 smutch — (v.) 1610s, variant of SMUDGE (Cf. smudge) (q.v.) …

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  • 6 smutch — [smuch] vt. [akin to SMUT] to make dirty; smudge n. 1. a dirty spot or mark; smudge 2. soot, smut, grime, or dirt smutchy adj. smutchier, smutchiest …

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  • 7 smutch — verb make a smudge on; soil by smudging • Syn: ↑smear, ↑blur, ↑smudge • Derivationally related forms: ↑smudge (for: ↑smudge), ↑smear ( …

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  • 8 smutch — noun Etymology: akin to Middle English smogen to smudge Date: 1530 a dark stain ; smudge • smutch transitive verb • smutchy adjective …

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  • 9 smutch — smutchless, adj. /smuch/, v.t. 1. to smudge or soil. n. 2. a smudge or stain. 3. dirt, grime, or smut. Also, smooch. [1520 30; perh. < MHG smutzen to smear; cf. G Schmutz SMUT] * * * …

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  • 10 smutch — 1. verb To soil, stain or smudge 2. noun A stain, smudge or blot …

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  • 11 smutch — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To make dirty: befoul, begrime, besmirch, besoil, black, blacken, defile, dirty, smudge, soil, sully. See CLEAN. II noun A discolored mark made by smearing: blot, blotch, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, splotch, stain.… …

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  • 12 smutch — smÊŒtʃ n. smudge of something dirty or oily; smear, blot, stain v. make a smudge on; smear, smudge, blur, soil by smudging …

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  • 13 smutch — [[t]smʌtʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to smudge or soil 2) a smudge or stain n. Etymology: 1520–30; akin to smudge, smut …

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  • 14 smutch — /smʌtʃ/ (say smuch) verb (t) 1. to smudge or soil. –noun 2. a smudge or stain. 3. dirt, grime, or smut. {? Middle High German smutzen smear} –smutchy, adjective …

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  • 15 be-smutch — …

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  • 16 smooch — Smutch Smutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutching}.] To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal. [Written also {smooch}.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 Smutched — Smutch Smutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutching}.] To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal. [Written also {smooch}.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 Smutching — Smutch Smutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutching}.] To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal. [Written also {smooch}.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 smudge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. soot, grime, dirt, blotch, smear, blot, smutch; smolder. v. soil, smear, mark, daub, dirty; stain, blacken. See heat, uncleanness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. smirch, spot, soiled spot; see blemish . III… …

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  • 20 Smouch — Smouch, v. t. [See {Smutch}.] To smutch; to soil; as, to smouch the face. [1913 Webster] …

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