to adorn with or as if with jewels.
I am going to bejewel my house with books and then I am going to live.
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verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
(transitive) to decorate with or as if with jewels
1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.
to explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary: He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed. to assail persistently, as with scorn or ridicule: a book that belabors the provincialism of his contemporaries. to beat vigorously; ply with heavy blows. Obsolete. to labor at. Contemporary Examples To […]
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises. to make stupidly drunk. Contemporary Examples I suspect this will buoy liberal spirits, but anger the right and befuddle the independents. Daily Beast Contributors Weigh In on Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address January 24, 2012 Historical Examples It […]
to praise excessively. Historical Examples I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows. Nights in London Thomas Burke As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other. The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the […]
Nautical. to fasten (a rope) by winding around a pin or short rod inserted in a holder so that both ends of the rod are clear. Mountain Climbing. to secure (a person) by attaching to one end of a rope. to secure (a rope) by attaching to a person or to an object offering stable […]