Definition Of smudge


a blurred or smeared mark on the surface of something.

a smudge of blood on the floor

a smoky outdoor fire that is lit to keep off insects or protect plants against frost.

Some lit smudges every day under the house to smoke out mosquitoes.

cause (something) to become messily smeared by rubbing it.

she dabbed her eyes, careful not to smudge her makeup

Example Of smudge

  • A smudge of blood marked the pure whiteness of the paper and then the force made Kerri write the letter I and then the letter D and then O and she eventually spelt the words I, don't and only.

  • a smudge of blood on the floor

  • After applying a light foundation all over the face, smudge a little cream or gel blusher over the cheekbone with a brush or finger.

  • And then I saw a dark smudge on the horizon, it had to be the sea.

  • But there was no one around, and the control tower was just a smudge on the horizon.

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