begrime

verb
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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Synonyms & Antonyms for begrime

Synonyms

befoul, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, dirty, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully

Antonyms

clean, cleanse

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Examples of begrime in a Sentence

years of spattered mud had thoroughly begrimed the mailbox by the side of the road

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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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