from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Completely; thoroughly; excessively. Used as an intensive: bemuse.
- On; around; over: besmear.
- About; to: bespeak.
- Used to form transitive verbs from nouns, adjectives, and intransitive verbs, as:
- To make; cause to become: bedim.
- To affect, cover, or provide: bespectacled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- By, near, next to, around, close to.
- Around; about.
- About, regarding, concerning, over.
- On, upon, at, to, in contact with something.
- Off, away, over, across
- As an intensifier; i.e. thoroughly, excessively; completely; utterly.
- All around; about; abundantly; all over.
- Forming verbs derived from nouns or adjectives, usually with the sense of "to make, become, or cause to be".
- Used to intensify adjectives meaning "adorned with something" often those with the suffix -ed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- To intensify the meaning.
- To render an intransitive verb transitive.
- To make the action of a verb particular or definite.
I knew who my heroes were and would cling to them with all my might, my surviving legacies of what I could be- a superior id in underoos.
Since I'd seen it before, I knew that while the Hope Diamond is rather big for a cut diamond, and especially for a rare blue diamond, it's not as big as most people imagine it will be- it's about the size of a walnut.
If this is a political strategy, and he seems to be-
OWS is not in itself important—it is obvious at this point that it's less a political movement than a be-in.
"The real sad thing is if somebody is accused, does the perp-walk, and turns out not to be- have been guilty," he said then.
It's called the use tax, and each year, on your tax return for the state, you're supposed to be-
And it was all happening be- cause he refused to let that ghostly whatever-it-was taunt him this way.
I think these guys do a good job articulating why that may be- as they say, a phenomenon whose phenology is controlled by photo-period ought to exhibit greater stability than other physiological processes.
Because Miracle Mile is emblematic-not just of the city Los Angeles once was but of the city it is be- coming, where sprawl and freeways, speed and light, have begun to yield to something smaller and more localized.
You'll never be- lieve who I'm talking to - yes, right now,' and simultaneously rapping Mukti smartly on the forehead, which as he explained sotto voce to Busner, was the command for him to withdraw.