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What is another word for smudge?

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Verb
To cause to be dirty or soiled
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“The desire not to smudge his clothes with sand and mud kept him upright.”
Verb
To apply a substance or material to a surface
“You can even use your fingers to smudge a little paint if needed.”
Verb
To smear or become smeared, especially when rubbed
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“If you overload the brush, the paint will smudge around the edges.”
Noun
A blurred or smeared mark on the surface of something
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“There was a smudge of ink on his nose because his fountain pen always leaked.”
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An imperfection, fault, or bad name associated with someone or something
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“Who wanted me dead, besides Buford Jones, and who wanted to leave a permanent smudge on my good name?”
Noun
A small amount of something
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A substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something
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A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
Noun
Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar
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