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tr.v. smutched, smutch·ing, smutch·es
To soil or stain.
A stain or spot of dirt.
[Perhaps alteration of smudge.]
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(tr) to smudge; mark
1. a mark; smudge
2. soot; dirt
[C16: probably from Middle High German smutzen to soil; see smut]
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1. to smudge or soil.
2. a smudge or stain.
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Past participle: smutched
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|Verb||1.||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"
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