Definition of begrime in English:

begrime

verb

[with object]often as adjective begrimed
  • Blacken with ingrained dirt.

    ‘begrimed deckhands’
    • ‘I am generally a rational person, and could tick off many a reason why dashing my body against a rock club's begrimed floor isn't a good idea.’
    • ‘Striding beside him, his loyal and rugged men - Red, Zee, and Lake among them - look equally square-jawed, primed and begrimed from their time in the field.’
    • ‘As inviting a puddle as one begrimed could hope for.’
    • ‘He crossed to the begrimed window and watched in dismay as Rabbit was led away, surrounded by three armed guards.’
    • ‘He wore the same blackened ring-shirt and dark clothing as when he had left, but now they and he were begrimed and streaked with dirt.’
    • ‘The habitations are begrimed with smut and dirt.’
    • ‘He chafed a begrimed hand across a similarly soiled mouth, maw gaping wide in a grin, to reveal ebony teeth with fallow flashes of gold.’
    • ‘The headless carcass fell slowly to the begrimed ground.’
    • ‘He scrubbed the begrimed garments as best he could until they were as white and as lavish as usual.’
    • ‘Years, decades and almost a century of watching Gloria get all she ever wanted, and Anita winding up owning a begrimed apartment building.’
    • ‘Coffee stains were the only decoration on the white wallpaper, begrimed and neglected.’
    • ‘In the intervening two decades, equipment had become more portable; pictures could be taken in the thick of battle; civilian victims and exhausted begrimed soldiers could be studied close up.’
    • ‘Darius was immensely relieved to see his begrimed, dust-ridden target in one piece, but wisely did not show it.’
    • ‘I looked to see if there were any books-an old almanac, begrimed and greasy, hanging against the wall, was all the literature offered.’
    • ‘Rattling through the housing projects and begrimed streets, it's hard to imagine that it was ever anything but a jumping off point for immigrants.’
    • ‘Jedidah didn't understand why her hostess was fussing with such pageantry in her own home for this begrimed gypsy.’
    soiled, grimy, grubby, filthy, mucky, stained, unwashed, greasy, smeared, smeary, spotted, smudged, cloudy, muddy, dusty, sooty
    dirty, soil, sully, foul, stain, mark, muddy, blacken, black, tarnish, taint
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Pronunciation

begrime

/bɪˈɡrʌɪm/