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Definition of smudge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smudge
    he / she / it smudges
    past simple smudged
    -ing form smudging
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] smudge (something) to touch or rub something, especially wet ink or paint, so that it is no longer clear; to become not clear in this way He had smudged his signature with his sleeve. Tears had smudged her mascara. Her lipstick had smudged.
  2. 2[transitive] smudge something to make a dirty mark on a surface The mirror was smudged with fingerprints.
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