Definition Of deface


spoil the surface or appearance of (something), e.g., by drawing or writing on it; mar or disfigure.

he defaced library books

Example Of deface

  • A Bedford Bishop says he is ‘fed up’ with vandals defacing his church.

  • A local constituency office in Keighley has been targeted by vandals who have defaced the building with graffiti.

  • According to Moore, the chalkings qualify as defacement of property and harassing and intimidating behavior, both of which are violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Angry residents claim graffiti vandals are continuing to deface Chiswick's streets because the owners of business and public properties have a ‘lazy attitude’ towards removing tags.

  • As Gardaí continue the hunt for reckless vandals who defaced statues of Our Lady at a rural grotto in Kerry, shocked locals held a prayer meeting on the site on Monday night and prayed for forgiveness for the culprits.

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