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smudge1 / sməj/ • n. a blurred or smeared mark on the surface of something: a smudge of blood on the floor. ∎  an indistinct or blurred view or image: the low smudge of hills on the horizon. • v. [tr.] cause (something) to become messily smeared by rubbing it: she dabbed her eyes, careful not to smudge her makeup. ∎  [intr.] become smeared when rubbed: mascaras that smudge or flake around the eyes. ∎  make blurred or indistinct: the photograph had been smudged by the photocopier and was by no means as clear as the original. DERIVATIVES: smudge·less adj. smudge2 • n. a smoky outdoor fire that is lit to keep off insects or protect plants against frost.

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smudge A disease which can affect onions, shallots, and leeks. Dark patches, often in the form of concentric rings, appear on the bulbs. The causal agent is the fungus Colletotrichum circinans.

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smudge

smudge A disease that can affect onions, shallots, and leeks. Dark patches, often in the form of concentric rings, appear on the bulbs. The causal agent is the fungus Colletotrichum circinans.

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smudge XV. of unkn. orig., but parallel to synon. smutch sb. (XVI), vb. (XVII), smooch vb. (XVII).
Hence sb. XVIII.

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smudgeadjudge, begrudge, bludge, budge, drudge, fudge, grudge, judge, misjudge, nudge, pudge, sludge, smudge, trudge

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