begrime

verb

be·​grime bi-ˈgrīm How to pronounce begrime (audio)
bē-
begrimed; begriming

transitive verb

1
: to make dirty with grime
2

Examples of begrime in a Sentence

years of spattered mud had thoroughly begrimed the mailbox by the side of the road
Recent Examples on the Web The set, by Natasha Jenkins, features walls that might once have been a moderately cheering yellow, now faded and begrimed. Charles Isherwoos, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2023 Also begrimed are the lower extremities of the white costumes worn by the cast (costume design is by Nastya Bugaeva). BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2019 The topsoil of more than a million acres had simply blown away, a portion of it taking to the wind to begrime the nation’s capital. John F. Ross, WSJ, 14 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of begrime was circa 1556

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“Begrime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/begrime. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

begrime

verb
be·​grime bi-ˈgrīm How to pronounce begrime (audio)
begrimed; begriming
: to make dirty with grime
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