Etymology
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begrime (v.)
"cover with dirt," 1530s, from be- + grime (n.). Related: Begrimed.
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bedaub (v.)
"besmear, soil," 1550s, from be- + daub (v.). Related: Bedaubed; bedaubing.
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bestrew (v.)
Old English bestreowian "besprinkle, scatter about;" see be- + strew (v.).
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befit (v.)
"suit, be suitable to," mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.). Related: Befitted; befitting.
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bejewel (v.)
"provide or adorn with jewels," 1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.
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begone (interj.)
"go away! depart!" late 14c., contracted from imperative verbal phrase be gone!; see be + gone.
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befog (v.)
c. 1600, from be- + fog. Related: Befogged; befogging.
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bethump (v.)
"to beat soundly," 1590s, from be- + thump. Related: Bethumped; bethumping.
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bewail (v.)
"to mourn aloud," c. 1300, from be- + wail (v.). Related: Bewailed; bewailing.
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bedeck (v.)
"to adorn," 1560s, from be- + deck (v.). Related: Bedecked; bedecking.
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