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smudge

smudge

 
 
pronunciation:
smuhj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dirty blot or mark; smear; stain.
There was dirty smudge on his new suede boots.The workers returned with smudges on their faces.
similar words:
blur, smear, soil, stain
definition 2: a thickly smoking fire used to repel insects or protect plants from frost.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smudged, smudges, smudging
definition 1: to make a dirty mark on or with; smear.
The paper was smudged with ink.The children smudged paint on their clothes.
similar words:
daub, smear, stain
definition 2: to fill (an area) with thick smoke to protect from insects or frost.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become stained or dirtied; smear.
This fabric will not smudge.
similar words:
smear, stain
definition 2: to make a stain or dirty mark.
Keep this polish off your clothes, or it will smudge.
similar words:
blur, stain
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