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English definition of “smudge”

smudge

verb [I or T]     /smʌdʒ/
If ink, paint, etc. smudges or if someone smudges it, it becomes dirty or not clear because someone or something has touched it: She was crying and her mascara had smudged.Spreading and scattering smudging     /ˈsmʌdʒ.ɪŋ/ noun [U] Spreading and scattering
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