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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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