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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smudge mean? 

SMUDGE (noun)
  The noun SMUDGE has 2 senses:

1. a smoky fire to drive away insects
2. a blemish made by dirt

  Familiarity information: SMUDGE used as a noun is rare.

SMUDGE (verb)
  The verb SMUDGE has 1 sense:

1. make a smudge on; soil by smudging

  Familiarity information: SMUDGE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SMUDGE (noun)

Sense 1smudge [BACK TO TOP]


A smoky fire to drive away insects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("smudge" is a kind of...):

fire (the event of something burning (often destructive))

Sense 2smudge [BACK TO TOP]


A blemish made by dirt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


blot; smirch; daub; smudge; spot; smear; slur

Context example:

he had a smudge on his cheek

Hypernyms ("smudge" is a kind of...):

blemish; defect; mar (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smudge"):

blotch; splodge; splotch (an irregularly shaped spot)

fingermark; fingerprint (a smudge made by a (dirty) finger)

inkblot (a blot made with ink)

SMUDGE (verb)

Sense 1smudge [BACK TO TOP]


Make a smudge on; soil by smudging

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


smudge; smutch; smear; blur

Hypernyms (to "smudge" is one way to...):

rub (move over something with pressure)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "smudge"):

resmudge (smudge again)

dust (rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence examples:

The children smudge the paper with grease
The children smudge grease onto the paper

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