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smudge

 (smŭj)
v. smudged, smudg·ing, smudg·es
v.tr.
1. To make dirty, especially in one small area: My shirt was smudged with soot.
2. To smear or blur (something): smudged grease on my pants; smudged her makeup.
3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
v.intr.
1. To smear something, such as dirt or soot.
2. To become smudged or blurred: Photo negatives smudge easily.
n.
1. A blotch or smear.
2. A blurry or indistinct part or image: a smudge on the photocopy.
3. A smoky fire used to protect against frost or to repel insects.

[Middle English smogen.]

smudg′i·ly adv.
smudg′i·ness n.
smudg′y adj.

smudge

(smʌdʒ)
vb
1. to smear, blur, or soil or cause to do so
2. (tr) chiefly US and Canadian to fill (an area) with smoke in order to drive insects away or guard against frost
n
3. a smear or dirty mark
4. a blurred form or area: that smudge in the distance is a quarry.
5. (Agriculture) chiefly US and Canadian a smoky fire for driving insects away or protecting fruit trees or plants from frost
[C15: of uncertain origin]
ˈsmudgeless adj
ˈsmudgily, ˈsmudgedly adv

smudge

(smʌdʒ)

n., v. smudged, smudg•ing. n.
1. a dirty mark or smear.
2. a smeary state.
3. a stifling smoke.
4. a smoky fire, esp. one made for driving away mosquitoes or safeguarding fruit trees from frost.
v.t.
5. to mark with dirty streaks or smears.
6. to fill with smudge, as to drive away insects.
v.i.
7. to form a smudge on something.
8. to become smudged.
9. to smolder or smoke; emit smoke, as a smudge pot.
[1400–50; late Middle English smogen (v.), of uncertain orig.]
smudg′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.
smudg′i•ly, adv.
smudg′i•ness, n.

smudge


Past participle: smudged
Gerund: smudging

Imperative
smudge
smudge
Present
I smudge
you smudge
he/she/it smudges
we smudge
you smudge
they smudge
Preterite
I smudged
you smudged
he/she/it smudged
we smudged
you smudged
they smudged
Present Continuous
I am smudging
you are smudging
he/she/it is smudging
we are smudging
you are smudging
they are smudging
Present Perfect
I have smudged
you have smudged
he/she/it has smudged
we have smudged
you have smudged
they have smudged
Past Continuous
I was smudging
you were smudging
he/she/it was smudging
we were smudging
you were smudging
they were smudging
Past Perfect
I had smudged
you had smudged
he/she/it had smudged
we had smudged
you had smudged
they had smudged
Future
I will smudge
you will smudge
he/she/it will smudge
we will smudge
you will smudge
they will smudge
Future Perfect
I will have smudged
you will have smudged
he/she/it will have smudged
we will have smudged
you will have smudged
they will have smudged
Future Continuous
I will be smudging
you will be smudging
he/she/it will be smudging
we will be smudging
you will be smudging
they will be smudging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smudging
you have been smudging
he/she/it has been smudging
we have been smudging
you have been smudging
they have been smudging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smudging
you will have been smudging
he/she/it will have been smudging
we will have been smudging
you will have been smudging
they will have been smudging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smudging
you had been smudging
he/she/it had been smudging
we had been smudging
you had been smudging
they had been smudging
Conditional
I would smudge
you would smudge
he/she/it would smudge
we would smudge
you would smudge
they would smudge
Past Conditional
I would have smudged
you would have smudged
he/she/it would have smudged
we would have smudged
you would have smudged
they would have smudged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smudge - a smoky fire to drive away insectssmudge - a smoky fire to drive away insects  
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
2.smudge - a blemish made by dirtsmudge - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
blotch, splodge, splotch - an irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprint - a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblot - a blot made with ink
Verb1.smudge - make a smudge on; soil by smudging
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
resmudge - smudge again
dust - rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape; "The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"

smudge

noun
1. smear, blot, smut, smutch smudges of blood
verb
1. smear, blur, blot Smudge the outline using a cotton-wool bud.
2. mark, soil, dirty, daub, smirch She kissed me, careful not to smudge me with her fresh lipstick.

smudge

verb
2. To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance:
3. To contaminate the reputation of:
Idioms: give a black eye to, sling mud on.
noun
A discolored mark made by smearing:
Translations
لَطْخَةلَطْخَهيُلَطِّخ
skvrnašmouhaumazatzamazat
plettvære ud
tahratahriatöhriätuhria
mrlja
klína á, óhreinkaóhreinindablettur
汚れ
얼룩
susiliejęssutepimassuteptas
izsmērētizsmērētiesiztrieptsmērējumstraips
smutsfläck
รอยเปื้อน
lekelekele mek
vết bẩn

smudge

[smʌdʒ]
A. Nborrón m
B. VTmanchar
C. VIcorrerse

smudge

[ˈsmʌdʒ]
ntache f
vt [+ ink, paint] → étaler
I'm not allowed to kiss her in case I smudge her lipstick → Elle ne me laisse pas l'embrasser parce qu'elle ne veut pas que j'étale son rouge à lèvres.

smudge

n
Fleck m; (of ink)Klecks m
(US: = fire) → (qualmendes) Feuer (gegen Insekten)
vt ink, lipstick, paintverwischen; he had chocolate smudged all over his faceer hatte sich (dat)das ganze Gesicht mit Schokolade vollgeschmiert

smudge

[smʌdʒ]
1. nsbavatura, macchia
2. vtsporcare, imbrattare
3. visbavare

smudge

(smadʒ) noun
a smear or a blurred mark. There's a smudge of ink on your nose.
verb
to make or become blurred or smeared.
ˈsmudgy adjective
ˈsmudginess noun

smudge

لَطْخَة šmouha plet Fleck μουντζούρα mancha tahra tache mrlja sbavatura 汚れ 얼룩 veeg flekk plama borrão грязное пятно smutsfläck รอยเปื้อน leke vết bẩn 污迹
References in classic literature ?
She was not partic- ularly comely and there was a black smudge on the side of her nose.
They sometimes made a smudge fire, Val Jacinto had said, but that was all.
After surveying the sketch critically she drew a broad smudge of paint across its surface, and crumpled the paper between her hands.
Boots had then run down the lane, and another little smudge of blood showed that it was he who had been hurt.
The moment happened to be one at which her father's sense of the antique nobility of his family was highest, and his sensitiveness to the smudge which Tess had set upon that nobility most pronounced, for he had just returned from his weekly booze at Rolliver's Inn.
You need have no conscientious scruples on the subject, because the thing's nose really does resemble its father's--at all events quite as much as it does anything else in nature--being, as it is, a mere smudge.
There was a broad, irregular smudge covering some yards of the track.
To them it must have seemed a miracle that I should be able to stand at thrice the range of the most powerful javelin-thrower and with a loud noise and a smudge of smoke slay one of their number with an invisible missile.
That there is little hope of that is evidenced by the fact that during all the days we have drifted we have seen no sail, nor the faintest smudge of smoke upon the horizon.
Presently she came in, enshrouded in a huge work-apron, with a smudge of flour on her nose, to show Aunt Jamesina the chocolate cake she had just iced.
He was withered, and blind, and senile, gibbering and mowing like some huge ape as ever he turned and twisted, and twisted back again, the suspended head in the pungent smoke, and handful by handful added rotten punk of wood to the smudge fire.
The one was an oldish man with a thin beard, a crooked nose, and a broad red smudge from a birth-mark over his temple; the other was a negro, a thing rarely met in England at that day, and rarer still in the quiet southland parts.