to dash or spatter (something) all over:
to bedash a salad with pepper.
to dash or strike against:
windows bedashed with rain.
to demolish or ruin; obliterate:
His dreams of glory were quickly bedashed.
to smear all over; besmear; soil. to ornament gaudily or excessively. Historical Examples The men paint or bedaub their faces and breasts with a kind of red earth. The Captive in Patagonia Benjamin Franklin Bourne Against which he prepares to bedaub him, and swears he will do it from the beginning, from Jersey to this […]
to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm. to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The glare of the headlights bedazzled him. verb (transitive) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance v. 1590s, from be- + dazzle (v.). Related: Bedazzled; bedazzling.
to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner. Historical Examples “It is in bad taste, to say the least, to bedeck the bride in such a ceremony,” she said cuttingly. Louisiana Lou William West Winter Advantage was taken of these presents to bedeck the child in every variety of smartness. Fasting Girls […]
to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries. to possess, as with a devil; bewitch. to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound: an issue bedeviled by prejudices. to beset or hamper continuously: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures. Contemporary Examples And the rifts produced by the idea-besotted ’60s […]