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tr.v. be·mired, be·mir·ing, be·mires
1. To soil with mud.
2. To cause to sink into mud.
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1. to soil with or as if with mire
2. (usually passive) to stick fast in mud or mire
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v.t. -mired, -mir•ing.
1. to soil with mire.
2. to cause to sink in mire.
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Past participle: bemired
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|Verb||1.||bemire - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
foul - make unclean; "foul the water"
smear - stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
slime - cover or stain with slime; "The snake slimed his victim"
splash - soil or stain with a splashed liquid
mud, muck up, muck, mire - soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
crock - soil with or as with crock
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