verb (used with object), smudged, smudg·ing.
verb (used without object), smudged, smudg·ing.
Origin of smudge
Related formssmudg·ed·ly, adverbsmudge·less, adjectiveun·smudged, adjective
Examples from the Web for smudge
What happened with Broadwell will be seen as a smudge on his record.Like Jill Kelley, Paula Broadwell Eyes Comeback After Petraeus Scandal|Howard Kurtz|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Reuben left the cottage with the green shutters before the sun had entered the smudge of horizon clouds.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
One morning, at the beginning of his fourth month of solitude, the mucker saw a smudge of smoke upon the horizon.The Mucker|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Old Smudge alone remained, at the moment of which I have spoken.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper