bemire

verb
be·mire | \bi-ˈmīr, bē-\
bemired; bemiring; bemires

Definition of bemire 

transitive verb

1 : to soil with mud or dirt

2 : to drag through or sink in mire

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for bemire

Synonyms

befoul, begrime, besmirch, blacken, daub, dirty, foul, grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully

Antonyms

clean, cleanse

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of bemire in a Sentence

I was not thrilled to have my brand-new car bemired by the spattering mud.

First Known Use of bemire

circa 1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bemire

Dictionary Entries near bemire

bemedaled

bemeet

bementite

bemire

bemist

bemoan

bemoaningly

Statistics for bemire

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bemire

The first known use of bemire was circa 1532

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bemire

See words that rhyme with bemire

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for bemire

Comments on bemire

What made you want to look up bemire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!