Smudge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |smʌdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word smudge
Brit.  |smʌdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word smudge


- a smoky fire to drive away insects
- a blemish made by dirt (syn: blot, daub, slur, smear, smirch, spot)
he had a smudge on his cheek


- make a smudge on; soil by smudging (syn: blur, smear, smutch)

Extra examples

Don't smudge the picture with your dirty hands!

His face was smudged with grease.

His hand left a grimy smudge on the wall.

...the president's spouse must not have the slightest smudge of scandal...

We had three or four smudges made, the smoke from which nearly blinded us.

Don't touch it! You'll smudge the ink.

Someone had smudged the paper with their greasy hands.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: smudge
he/she/it: smudges
present participle: smudging
past tense: smudged
past participle: smudged
singular: smudge
plural: smudges
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