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bespatter

[bih-spat-er] /bɪˈspæt ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to soil by spattering; splash with water, dirt, etc.
2.
to slander or libel:
a reputation bespattered by malicious gossip.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; be- + spatter
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Examples for bespatter
  • They soon begin to bring mud from the riverbank, and bespatter our house and windows with it.
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bespatter

/bɪˈspætə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to splash all over, as with dirty water
2.
to defile; slander; besmirch
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