- to make grimy.
Origin of begrime
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Related Wordsdaub, sully, blacken, spatter, debase, pollute, tarnish, smear, muddy, taint, smudge, degrade, contaminate, besmirch, tar, dim, harm, mar, damage, defame
- (tr) to make dirty; soil
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Word Origin and History for begrime
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