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besmear Syllabification: be·smear
Pronunciation: /bəˈsmir/

Definition of besmear in English:


[with object] literary
Smear or cover with a greasy or sticky substance.
Example sentences
  • A few of his followers remained with him as he came forward along the way on horseback, the way was besmeared with much blood of men and horses.
  • And let us bathe our hands in blood up to the elbows, and besmear our swords.
  • The grand stone buildings with the engraved inlays and elegantly dressed people shared the same street as the dirt besmeared street urchins who dodged in and out of the traffic.


Old English bismierwan (see be-, smear).

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