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English noun: smudge

1. smudge (event) a smoky fire to drive away insects


Broader (hypernym)fire

2. smudge (attribute) a blemish made by dirt


SamplesHe had a smudge on his cheek.


Synonymsblot, daub, slur, smear, smirch, spot


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


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


English verb: smudge

1. smudge (contact) make a smudge on; soil by smudging


ExamplesThe children smudge the paper with grease , The children smudge grease onto the paper


Synonymsblur, smear, smutch


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


Broader (hypernym)rub


Narrower (hyponym)dust, resmudge









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