verb (used with object), de·faced, de·fac·ing.
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For the Flaggers, removing the rebel flag is tantamount to defacing the chapel, and so, they protest.Pro-Confederate Protesters in Richmond Rally in Support of the Flag|Jamelle Bouie|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are defacing Web pages; they are stealing credit cards.Who Is Behind Cyberattacks on Israel’s Airline and Banks?|Eli Lake|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Feb. 7—French prisoner condemned to two years' imprisonment for defacing portrait of the Kaiser.
What a pity to suppose that He is continually making, defacing, and renewing our sentiments!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Take off the top nicely, and without breaking or defacing, and hollow out the inside, leaving the sides and bottom standing.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book|Eliza Leslie
There were penalties for breaking or defacing the milestones, culverts, parapet walls, and bridges.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 10)|Archer Butler Hulbert
Do not hang a recently oiled book-shelf or cabinet against the wall-paper of the room, for fear of defacing it.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler