verb[with object] (usually be bedaubed) • literary
- Smear or daub with a sticky substance: a dozen maidens, all bedaubed with paintMore example sentences
- Right before the flash she would kiss him, bedaubing his stoic cheek with bright lipstick.
- They were not yet bedaubed with war paint, but they were as restless as panthers in a cage, and it was only a matter of days when they would whoop and howl with the loudest.
- The effect is like bedaubing a marble statue with paint.