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English noun: blot

1. blot (attribute) a blemish made by dirt

SamplesHe had a smudge on his cheek.

Synonymsdaub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, spot

Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar

Narrower (hyponym)blotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, splodge, splotch

2. blot (act) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

SamplesHe made a huge blot on his copybook.

Synonymssmear, smirch, spot, stain

Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake

English verb: blot

1. blot (contact) dry (ink) with blotting paper

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up

2. blot (contact) make a spot or mark onto

SamplesThe wine spotted the tablecloth.

Synonymsblob, fleck, spot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change surface

Narrower (hyponym)bespatter, bespeckle, defile, maculate, spatter, speckle, splotch, stain, sully, tarnish

Verb groupstain

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