Definition of begrime in English:

begrime

verb

[WITH OBJECT]often as adjective begrimed
  • Blacken with ingrained dirt:

    ‘begrimed deckhands’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I looked to see if there were any books-an old almanac, begrimed and greasy, hanging against the wall, was all the literature offered.’
    • ‘Years, decades and almost a century of watching Gloria get all she ever wanted, and Anita winding up owning a begrimed apartment building.’
    • ‘He crossed to the begrimed window and watched in dismay as Rabbit was led away, surrounded by three armed guards.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Coffee stains were the only decoration on the white wallpaper, begrimed and neglected.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The headless carcass fell slowly to the begrimed ground.’
    • ‘Jedidah didn't understand why her hostess was fussing with such pageantry in her own home for this begrimed gypsy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Darius was immensely relieved to see his begrimed, dust-ridden target in one piece, but wisely did not show it.’
    • ‘He scrubbed the begrimed garments as best he could until they were as white and as lavish as usual.’
    • ‘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.’
    soiled, grimy, grubby, filthy, mucky, stained, unwashed, greasy, smeared, smeary, spotted, smudged, cloudy, muddy, dusty, sooty
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Pronunciation:

begrime

/bɪˈɡrʌɪm/