bespatter


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be·spat·ter

 (bĭ-spăt′ər)
tr.v. be·spat·tered, be·spat·ter·ing, be·spat·ters
To spatter.

bespatter

(bɪˈspætə)
vb (tr)
1. to splash all over, as with dirty water
2. to defile; slander; besmirch

be•spat•ter

(bɪˈspæt ər)

v.t.
to spatter.
[1635–45]

bespatter


Past participle: bespattered
Gerund: bespattering

Imperative
bespatter
bespatter
Present
I bespatter
you bespatter
he/she/it bespatters
we bespatter
you bespatter
they bespatter
Preterite
I bespattered
you bespattered
he/she/it bespattered
we bespattered
you bespattered
they bespattered
Present Continuous
I am bespattering
you are bespattering
he/she/it is bespattering
we are bespattering
you are bespattering
they are bespattering
Present Perfect
I have bespattered
you have bespattered
he/she/it has bespattered
we have bespattered
you have bespattered
they have bespattered
Past Continuous
I was bespattering
you were bespattering
he/she/it was bespattering
we were bespattering
you were bespattering
they were bespattering
Past Perfect
I had bespattered
you had bespattered
he/she/it had bespattered
we had bespattered
you had bespattered
they had bespattered
Future
I will bespatter
you will bespatter
he/she/it will bespatter
we will bespatter
you will bespatter
they will bespatter
Future Perfect
I will have bespattered
you will have bespattered
he/she/it will have bespattered
we will have bespattered
you will have bespattered
they will have bespattered
Future Continuous
I will be bespattering
you will be bespattering
he/she/it will be bespattering
we will be bespattering
you will be bespattering
they will be bespattering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bespattering
you have been bespattering
he/she/it has been bespattering
we have been bespattering
you have been bespattering
they have been bespattering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bespattering
you will have been bespattering
he/she/it will have been bespattering
we will have been bespattering
you will have been bespattering
they will have been bespattering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bespattering
you had been bespattering
he/she/it had been bespattering
we had been bespattering
you had been bespattering
they had been bespattering
Conditional
I would bespatter
you would bespatter
he/she/it would bespatter
we would bespatter
you would bespatter
they would bespatter
Past Conditional
I would have bespattered
you would have bespattered
he/she/it would have bespattered
we would have bespattered
you would have bespattered
they would have bespattered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bespatter - spot, splash, or soilbespatter - spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"
blob, fleck, blot, spot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

bespatter

verb
1. To mark or soil with spots:
2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon:
3. To contaminate the reputation of:
Idioms: give a black eye to, sling mud on.
Translations

bespatter

[bɪˈspætəʳ] VTsalpicar (with de)

bespatter

vtbespritzen
References in classic literature ?
"I saw her, the other day, bespatter the Governor himself with water at the cattle-trough in Spring Lane.
"Trust me for that," said she, "I will not lose sight of you when once we set about it, and I imagine that some of those who are devouring your substance will then bespatter the pavement with their blood and brains.
It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution.
They went into the city, turning down by the river side; and, after a long and very slow drive, the streets being crowded at that hour with vehicles of every kind, stopped in front of a large old dingy house in Thames Street: the door and windows of which were so bespattered with mud, that it would have appeared to have been uninhabited for years.
At unt half a man, and I'll lick thee as well as wast ever licked in thy life." He then bespattered the youth with abundance of that language which passes between country gentlemen who embrace opposite sides of the question; with frequent applications to him to salute that part which is generally introduced into all controversies that arise among the lower orders of the English gentry at horse-races, cock-matches, and other public places.
A beautiful suit it was, and now it is hanging up so bespattered with mud I can't bear to look at it.
It was a tall round hat from Zimmerman's, but completely worn out, rusty with age, all torn and bespattered, brimless and bent on one side in a most unseemly fashion.
I feel quite young and brisk again after that." said Jo, strolling along with her hands behind her, partly from habit, partly to conceal the bespattered parasol.
His whole person was so bespattered with the like filthy missiles, that he had almost a mind to ride back, and supplicate for the threatened ablution at the town pump; for, though not meant in kindness, it would now have been a deed of charity.
I dare not make a drink-offering to Jove with unwashed hands; one who is bespattered with blood and filth may not pray to the son of Saturn.
And, as she stood in the doorway a moment later, her eyes taking in one by one, the murky windows, the dirty floor, the unwashed dishes, the tumbled bed, the rusty, grease bespattered stove choked with cold ashes, she told herself hotly that it was not the dirt nor even the desperate crassness that was smothering her joy.
The next moment he saw it dolorously bespattered with eggs.