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verb (used with object), be·grimed, be·grim·ing.
  1. to make grimy.
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Origin of begrime

First recorded in 1545–55; be- + grime
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Related Words

daub, sully, blacken, spatter, debase, pollute, tarnish, smear, muddy, taint, smudge, degrade, contaminate, besmirch, tar, dim, harm, mar, damage, defame

British Dictionary definitions for begrime


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


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

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