Smudge definition

smŭj
To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
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To make dirty, especially in one small area.

My shirt was smudged with soot.

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To smear something, such as dirt or soot.
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To become smudged or blurred.

Photo negatives smudge easily.

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A stain, blur, or smear; dirty spot.
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A blotch or smear.
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A blurry or indistinct part or image.

A smudge on the photocopy.

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A smoky fire used to protect against frost or to repel insects.
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A fire made to produce dense smoke.
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Such smoke produced by burning a material in containers (smudge pots), esp. for driving away insects or protecting plants from frost.
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To protect (an orchard, etc.) with smudge.
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To make dirty; soil; smutch.
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To blur or smear.
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To become smudged.
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There was a smudge on the paper.

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Dense smoke, such as that used for fumigation.

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(US) A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, etc. to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.

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To soil or smear with dirt.
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To use dense smoke to protect from insects.
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To stifle or smother with smoke.
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(paganism) To burn herbs as a cleansing ritual.
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To smear or blur (something).

Smudged grease on my pants; smudged her makeup.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
smudge
Plural:
smudges

Origin of smudge

  • Middle English smogen

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

  • From Middle English smogen.

    From Wiktionary