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VERB (1)

1. make soiled, filthy, or dirty;
- Example: "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
[syn: dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Collie \Col"lie\ (k[o^]l"l[y^]), n. [Gael. cuilean whelp, puppy, dog.] (Zool.) The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks. [Written also colly, colley.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colly \Col"ly\, n. [From Coal.] The black grime or soot of coal. [Obs.] --Burton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colly \Col"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collied; p. pr. & vb. n. Collying.] To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime. [Archaic.] [1913 Webster] Thou hast not collied thy face enough. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Brief as the lighting in the collied night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colly \Col"ly\, n. A kind of dog. See Collie. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

colly v 1: make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!" [syn: dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire] [ant: clean, make clean]