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

Definition of begrime

transitive verb

1 : to make dirty with grime
2 : sully, corrupt

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years of spattered mud had thoroughly begrimed the mailbox by the side of the road
Recent Examples on the Web Also begrimed are the lower extremities of the white costumes worn by the cast (costume design is by Nastya Bugaeva)., "In Arlekin Players Theatre’s fascinating production of German playwright Marius van Mayenburg’s “The Stone,’’ the mind-bending scope of Nazi crimes is distilled to the 60-year story of a single house in Dresden that is wrested from its Jewish owners in 1935 by a young German couple.," 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, "The Prophet of the Dust Bowl," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of begrime

circa 1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Begrime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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