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begrime

[ bih-grahym ]
/ bɪˈgraɪm /
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verb (used with object), be·grimed, be·grim·ing.

to make grimy.

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Origin of begrime

First recorded in 1545–55; be- + grime
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British Dictionary definitions for begrime

begrime
/ (bɪˈɡraɪm) /

verb

(tr) to make dirty; soil
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