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besmart

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- +‎ smart. Compare English besmarten, Scots besmerten.

VerbEdit

besmart (third-person singular simple present besmarts, present participle besmarting, simple past and past participle besmarted)

  1. (transitive) To cause to smart all over.
    • 1844, Thomas Jackson, The works of Thomas Jackson:
      Yet if any will say that I have put fire thereon, and that they see it flame; I assure them I will make no other use of the ashes, but to make a lee to besprinkle and besmart my own and the eyes of such other sluggish Christians, []