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Definition of "bemire" [be•mire]

  • To soil with mud. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to sink into mud. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bemire" in a sentence
  • "In like manner, were an adult to bemire himself in crossing a ditch, instead of making use of the stepping-stones placed there for the purpose; or if he were to stand till he were drenched with a thunder-shower, instead of taking shelter for the time in the neighbouring shed, we would not say that it was "unreasonable," but that it was "contrary to common sense.""
  • "So also was the theory of its divine origin, -- a theological slough in which, we are sorry to say, Northern men have shown themselves readiest to bemire themselves."
  • "W. W.rdsworth is such a lazy fellow, that I bemire myself by making promises for him: the moment I received your letter, I wrote to him."