Definition of bespatter in English:



  • Splash drops of a liquid substance all over (an object)

    ‘his elegant shoes and trousers were bespattered with mud’
    • ‘You were so bespattered with mud that I thought you were some old farmer.’
    • ‘He is a man of about 35, in a deplorable plight, bespattered with mud and blood and snow, his belt and the strap of his revolver-case keeping together the torn ruins.’
    • ‘He sauntered across the lawn to where she stood, a smile splitting his thin face as he saw how bespattered with paint she was.’
    • ‘Her hands were red and raw and the front of her tunic was bespattered with water stains and soapsuds, but she still had another pile to go.’
    • ‘He is entirely in black broadcloth—or rather, at present, black and brown, for he is bespattered with mud from his heels to the crown of his low hat.’
    • ‘Peppered with dry wit and classic understatements, this book is a delight to read and my copy shows it, bespattered with grease and finger marks and bent this way and that as I would literally go to sleep with it.’
    • ‘His car is bespattered with mud.’
    • ‘He was a somewhat diminutive boy, clad in a velvet suit with a lace collar, both of which were plentifully bespattered with mud.’
    • ‘Already bespattered with mud from head to foot, the Prince halted just long enough to thank the farmer, and then resumed the chase.’
    • ‘His steed was bespattered with mud, and his head hung down as if worn by long travelling.’
    • ‘Only in some hollow of a larger tree on the sheltered side may be seen a few scattered leaves of some close-clinging creeper, or the hardy leaves of the tataramoa, bespattered with mud.’
    • ‘This time not only his skirts, but even his hat, was bespattered with mud.’
    • ‘His shirt was bespattered with blood, and it was this that attracted suspicion to him as he stepped from his car.’
    • ‘Our journey was very slow, and we were bespattered with mud from head to foot.’
    • ‘He coughed out blood and more blood bespattered us.’
    splatter, spatter, splash, speck, fleck, mark, spot, muddy, dirty, soil, smear, stain, sully, bedaub, begrime, befoul, besmirch
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