Definition of bedaub in English:


Line breaks: be¦daub
Pronunciation: /bɪˈdɔːb


[with object] literary
Smear or daub with a sticky substance: a dozen maidens, all bedaubed with paint
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  • 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.

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Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbimbəl
walk or travel at a leisurely pace