Besmear meaning

bĭ-smîr
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To smear.
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To smear over; bedaub; soil.
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To smear over; smear all over; sully.

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Origin of besmear

  • Middle English bismeorwen to make filthy from Old English besmirwan to besmear be- be- smierwan to smear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bismerwen, from Old English besmirwan, besmierwan (“to besmear”), equivalent to be- +‎ smear. Cognate with Dutch besmeren (“to besmear”), German beschmieren (“to besmear”).

    From Wiktionary