verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for besmear
They make little fires during the day, sleeping at night among the warm ashes, with which they besmear their bodies.
His intensity of loathing leads him to besmear his antagonists with filth.Swift|Leslie Stephen
They fashion his image of kadamb7 wood and besmear it with red lead.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
When serpents sting, the only remedy is to kill the serpent, and besmear the wound with the fat.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Letter (from L. linere, to besmear); so called because smeared on parchment and not cut on wood.Orthography|Elmer W. Cavins