begrime

[bih-grahym]

verb (used with object), be·grimed, be·grim·ing.

to make grimy.

Origin of begrime

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

begrime

verb

(tr) to make dirty; soil
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Word Origin and History for begrime
v.

1530s, from be- + grime (n.). Related: Begrimed.

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