What does besmear mean?

besmear meaning in General Dictionary

To smear with any viscous glutinous matter to bedaub to soil

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  • scatter or daub (a surface)
  • To smear with any viscous, glutinous matter; to bedaub; to soil.

besmear meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English bismierwan, besmyrwan (West Saxon), besmerwan (Anglian); see be- + smear (v.). Relevant: Besmeared; besmearing.


besmear meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To smear with any viscous, glutinous matter; to bedaub; to earth.


Sentence Examples with the word besmear

On the Gold Coast a leopard hunter who has killed his victim is carried round the town behind the body of the leopard; he may not speak, must besmear himself so as to look like a leopard and imitate its movements.

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