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smutch

 (smŭch)
tr.v. smutched, smutch·ing, smutch·es
To soil or stain.
n.
A stain or spot of dirt.

[Perhaps alteration of smudge.]

smutch′y adj.

smutch

(smʌtʃ)
vb
(tr) to smudge; mark
n
1. a mark; smudge
2. soot; dirt
[C16: probably from Middle High German smutzen to soil; see smut]
ˈsmutchy adj

smutch

(smʌtʃ)

v.t.
1. to smudge or soil.
2. a smudge or stain.

n.
[1520–30; akin to smudge, smut]

smutch


Past participle: smutched
Gerund: smutching

Imperative
smutch
smutch
Present
I smutch
you smutch
he/she/it smutches
we smutch
you smutch
they smutch
Preterite
I smutched
you smutched
he/she/it smutched
we smutched
you smutched
they smutched
Present Continuous
I am smutching
you are smutching
he/she/it is smutching
we are smutching
you are smutching
they are smutching
Present Perfect
I have smutched
you have smutched
he/she/it has smutched
we have smutched
you have smutched
they have smutched
Past Continuous
I was smutching
you were smutching
he/she/it was smutching
we were smutching
you were smutching
they were smutching
Past Perfect
I had smutched
you had smutched
he/she/it had smutched
we had smutched
you had smutched
they had smutched
Future
I will smutch
you will smutch
he/she/it will smutch
we will smutch
you will smutch
they will smutch
Future Perfect
I will have smutched
you will have smutched
he/she/it will have smutched
we will have smutched
you will have smutched
they will have smutched
Future Continuous
I will be smutching
you will be smutching
he/she/it will be smutching
we will be smutching
you will be smutching
they will be smutching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smutching
you have been smutching
he/she/it has been smutching
we have been smutching
you have been smutching
they have been smutching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smutching
you will have been smutching
he/she/it will have been smutching
we will have been smutching
you will have been smutching
they will have been smutching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smutching
you had been smutching
he/she/it had been smutching
we had been smutching
you had been smutching
they had been smutching
Conditional
I would smutch
you would smutch
he/she/it would smutch
we would smutch
you would smutch
they would smutch
Past Conditional
I would have smutched
you would have smutched
he/she/it would have smutched
we would have smutched
you would have smutched
they would have smutched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.smutch - 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"

smutch

verbnoun
A discolored mark made by smearing:
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