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bedaub

[bih-dawb] /bɪˈdɔb/
verb (used with object)
1.
to smear all over; besmear; soil.
2.
to ornament gaudily or excessively.
Origin of bedaub
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; be- + daub
Related forms
unbedaubed, adjective
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bedaub

/bɪˈdɔːb/
verb (transitive)
1.
to smear all over with something thick, sticky, or dirty
2.
to ornament in a gaudy or vulgar fashion
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Word Origin and History for bedaub
v.

1550s, from be- + daub (v). Related: Bedaubed; bedaubing.

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