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to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Historical Examples

Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor!
For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon

(transitive) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud

1727, from be- + draggle, frequentative of drag.


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