verb (used with object), smudged, smudg·ing.
verb (used without object), smudged, smudg·ing.
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Origin of smudge
OTHER WORDS FROM smudgesmudg·ed·ly, adverbsmudgeless, adjectiveun·smudged, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for smudge
Dylan has gone for a stroke-and-smudge technique, blurring his pastels to create an atmospheric, out-of-focus, effect.Bob Dylan: Face Value Opens at London’s National Portrait Gallery|Chloë Ashby|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
Already the patch of brush in which lay the renegade Policemen was hidden in the smudge, shut away from our sight.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The pale glow of light which came from that powder smudge on Carlson's lapel was no longer visible!
High on the left lapel of his dark suit coat was a white smudge made by some sort of powder.
In the dooryard, a dull fire smoked in a tin pan,—a "smudge" to drive off the mosquitoes.A Yankee from the West|Opie Read
This produced a grayish smudge, but a second and third application made a good black.Marjorie's Busy Days|Carolyn Wells