besmear


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Related to besmear: Dasyprocta

be·smear

 (bĭ-smîr′)
tr.v. be·smeared, be·smear·ing, be·smears
To smear.

[Middle English bismeorwen, to make filthy, from Old English besmirwan, to besmear : be-, be- + smierwan, to smear.]

besmear

(bɪˈsmɪə)
vb (tr)
1. to smear over; daub
2. to sully; defile (often in the phrase besmear (a person's) reputation)

be•smear

(bɪˈsmɪər)

v.t.
to smear.
[before 1050]
be•smear′er, n.

besmear


Past participle: besmeared
Gerund: besmearing

Imperative
besmear
besmear
Present
I besmear
you besmear
he/she/it besmears
we besmear
you besmear
they besmear
Preterite
I besmeared
you besmeared
he/she/it besmeared
we besmeared
you besmeared
they besmeared
Present Continuous
I am besmearing
you are besmearing
he/she/it is besmearing
we are besmearing
you are besmearing
they are besmearing
Present Perfect
I have besmeared
you have besmeared
he/she/it has besmeared
we have besmeared
you have besmeared
they have besmeared
Past Continuous
I was besmearing
you were besmearing
he/she/it was besmearing
we were besmearing
you were besmearing
they were besmearing
Past Perfect
I had besmeared
you had besmeared
he/she/it had besmeared
we had besmeared
you had besmeared
they had besmeared
Future
I will besmear
you will besmear
he/she/it will besmear
we will besmear
you will besmear
they will besmear
Future Perfect
I will have besmeared
you will have besmeared
he/she/it will have besmeared
we will have besmeared
you will have besmeared
they will have besmeared
Future Continuous
I will be besmearing
you will be besmearing
he/she/it will be besmearing
we will be besmearing
you will be besmearing
they will be besmearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been besmearing
you have been besmearing
he/she/it has been besmearing
we have been besmearing
you have been besmearing
they have been besmearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been besmearing
you will have been besmearing
he/she/it will have been besmearing
we will have been besmearing
you will have been besmearing
they will have been besmearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been besmearing
you had been besmearing
he/she/it had been besmearing
we had been besmearing
you had been besmearing
they had been besmearing
Conditional
I would besmear
you would besmear
he/she/it would besmear
we would besmear
you would besmear
they would besmear
Past Conditional
I would have besmeared
you would have besmeared
he/she/it would have besmeared
we would have besmeared
you would have besmeared
they would have besmeared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.besmear - spread or daub (a surface)besmear - spread or daub (a surface)    
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

besmear

verb
1. To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance:
2. To contaminate the reputation of:
Idioms: give a black eye to, sling mud on.
Translations

besmear

[bɪˈsmiːəʳ] VTembarrar, embadurnar
References in classic literature ?
You are repaid by seeing the child besmear his face with sugar; by witnessing how the fool's ecstasy makes a greater fool of him than ever; by watching the dog's nature come out over his bone.
It was clear that they were going to besmear their hands with the blood of the people, to trample upon their rights and to change the caliphate into kingship and the Islamic democracy into despotism and dictatorship of an individual.
He saw some drunkenly besmear themselves with their own shit and men doing things his mother slapped his hands for.
As everyone knows, the appointment of teachers is the responsibility of the education minister," the statement insisted, concluding that it would be up to the public to decide "whether it was right to use the matter of a temporary teacher's appointment to besmear a minister".

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