bemark

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ mark.

Verb[edit]

bemark (third-person singular simple present bemarks, present participle bemarking, simple past and past participle bemarked)

  1. (transitive, rare or obsolete) To mark with the sign of the cross; mark oneself.
  2. (transitive) To mark or cover with marks; mark up.
    • 1960, Jack Kerouac, Lonesome traveler:
      [...] commuter frenzy as soon they'll be charging en masse from Market and Sansome buildings on foot and in buses and all well-dressed thru workingman Frisco of Walkup?? truck drivers and even the poor grime-bemarked Third Steet of lost bums [...]

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