from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make wet and limp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make something wet and limp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To draggle; to soil, as garments which, in walking, are suffered to drag in dust, mud, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To soil or wet by dragging in dirt, mud, moist places, etc., as the bottom of a garment in walking; cause to appear wet and limp, as a flag when rained upon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make wet and dirty, as from rain
Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor!
Here in town, she probably preferred to tread the extent of the two drawing-rooms, and measure out the miles by spaces of forty feet, rather than bedraggle her skirts over the sloppy pavements.
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