bedaub


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be·daub

 (bĭ-dôb′)
tr.v. be·daubed, be·daub·ing, be·daubs
1. To smear; soil.
2. To ornament in a vulgar, showy fashion.

bedaub

(bɪˈdɔːb)
vb (tr)
1. to smear all over with something thick, sticky, or dirty
2. to ornament in a gaudy or vulgar fashion

be•daub

(bɪˈdɔb)

v.t.
1. to smear all over; besmear; soil.
2. to ornament gaudily or excessively.
[1545–55]

bedaub


Past participle: bedaubed
Gerund: bedaubing

Imperative
bedaub
bedaub
Present
I bedaub
you bedaub
he/she/it bedaubs
we bedaub
you bedaub
they bedaub
Preterite
I bedaubed
you bedaubed
he/she/it bedaubed
we bedaubed
you bedaubed
they bedaubed
Present Continuous
I am bedaubing
you are bedaubing
he/she/it is bedaubing
we are bedaubing
you are bedaubing
they are bedaubing
Present Perfect
I have bedaubed
you have bedaubed
he/she/it has bedaubed
we have bedaubed
you have bedaubed
they have bedaubed
Past Continuous
I was bedaubing
you were bedaubing
he/she/it was bedaubing
we were bedaubing
you were bedaubing
they were bedaubing
Past Perfect
I had bedaubed
you had bedaubed
he/she/it had bedaubed
we had bedaubed
you had bedaubed
they had bedaubed
Future
I will bedaub
you will bedaub
he/she/it will bedaub
we will bedaub
you will bedaub
they will bedaub
Future Perfect
I will have bedaubed
you will have bedaubed
he/she/it will have bedaubed
we will have bedaubed
you will have bedaubed
they will have bedaubed
Future Continuous
I will be bedaubing
you will be bedaubing
he/she/it will be bedaubing
we will be bedaubing
you will be bedaubing
they will be bedaubing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bedaubing
you have been bedaubing
he/she/it has been bedaubing
we have been bedaubing
you have been bedaubing
they have been bedaubing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bedaubing
you will have been bedaubing
he/she/it will have been bedaubing
we will have been bedaubing
you will have been bedaubing
they will have been bedaubing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bedaubing
you had been bedaubing
he/she/it had been bedaubing
we had been bedaubing
you had been bedaubing
they had been bedaubing
Conditional
I would bedaub
you would bedaub
he/she/it would bedaub
we would bedaub
you would bedaub
they would bedaub
Past Conditional
I would have bedaubed
you would have bedaubed
he/she/it would have bedaubed
we would have bedaubed
you would have bedaubed
they would have bedaubed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bedaub - spread or daub (a surface)bedaub - 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"

bedaub

verb
To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance:
Translations

bedaub

[bɪˈdɔːb] VTembadurnar

bedaub

vtbeschmieren; faceanmalen, anschmieren
References in classic literature ?
Some of the natives had really climbed the baobab, and now they were seen rising on all sides, winding along the boughs like reptiles, and advancing slowly but surely, all the time plainly enough discernible, not merely to the eye but to the nostrils, by the horrible odors of the rancid grease with which they bedaub their bodies.
And going to a bigger pine, he rose by his own unaided exertions to the top branch, where he sat, all bedaubed with the pitch which that vegetable exudes.
Thus arrayed, their hair besmeared with fish oil, and their bodies bedaubed with red clay, they considered themselves irresistible.
Unkempt and disordered, bedaubed with mud that had dried upon him, and with much of his clothing torn to rags, he had but just dropped into his easy-chair, when Mr.
So Meg wrestled alone with the refractory sweetmeats all that hot summer day, and at five o'clock sat down in her topsy-turvey kitchen, wrung her bedaubed hands, lifted up her voice and wept.
Nioche at last took his daughter's paint-box in one hand and the bedaubed canvas, after giving it a solemn, puzzled stare, in the other, and led the way to the door.