smudge

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsmʌdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/smʌdʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(smuj)


Inflections of 'smudge' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
smudges
v 3rd person singular
smudging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
smudged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
smudged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

smudge

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. left finger smudges (on)
  2. [a paint, a grease, an ink, an oil] smudge
  3. a smudge from her [lipgloss, lipstick]
  4. left a smudge on the [glass, cup, rim]
  5. had a smudge on his [shirt, jacket]
  6. had a few smudges on his [cheeks, face]
  7. the [photo, screen, table] is full of finger smudges
  8. smudges all over the [photo]
  9. left smudges on the [handle, window, screen]
  10. don't touch it -- you'll leave smudges
  11. wipe [away, off] the smudges
v
  1. smudged [the ink, your writing]
  2. [she, her tears, the coffee] smudged her [make-up, mascara]
  3. [was careful, tried] not to smudge her [make-up]
  4. smudged his [face, cheeks, clothes] with [dirt]
  5. had been smudged with [dirt, paint, mud, fingerprints]
  6. [the ink, the paint, her lipstick, my mascara, her make-up] smudged
  7. [eyeliner, charcoal, lines] smudge easily
  8. smudged with [sage, sweetgrass, incense]
adv
  1. smudge-resistant [lipgloss, lipstick]
n as adj
  1. left smudge marks on the [door, handle, screen]
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