To smear or soil with or as if with dirt.(verb-transitive)
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Use "begrime" in a sentence
"Emir, who abandoned himself to grief and despair, and began, as did all his old grey-beards, to begrime his visage with ashes."
"After the consent of the girl and her parents has been obtained, one more ordeal remains; the bridal couple have to run the gauntlet of the mischievous village boys, who stand ready with sooted hands to begrime their faces and bodies; and generally they succeed so well that bride and groom present the appearance of negroes."
"From _xoyaui_, to begrime, to spoil; _xoyauian_, the place of blackness, or of decay."