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bedeck

[ bih-dek ]
/ bɪˈdɛk /
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verb (used with object)

to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner.

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Origin of bedeck

First recorded in 1560–70; be- + deck

OTHER WORDS FROM bedeck

un·be·decked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bedeck

bedeck
/ (bɪˈdɛk) /

verb

(tr) to cover with decorations; adorn
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