- to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Origin of bedraggle
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Related Words for bedraggledishevel, derange, sully, debase, pollute, tarnish, smear, muddy, taint, smudge, degrade, contaminate, besmirch, tar, disable, exhaust, jade, weaken, scrunch, ruffle
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Historical Examples of bedraggle
Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor!For Gold or Soul?
Lurana W. Sheldon
- (tr) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
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