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Defile, vb. 1) to make unclean, to render dirty: “they that touch pitch will be --d,” Ado III, 3, 60. “pitch that --s,” LLL IV, 3, 3. H4A II, 4, 456. H6B II, 1, 196. Quibbling: “--s the pitchy night,” All's IV, 4, 24. “in a pitched field; ay, --d land,” Tim. I, 2, 231. “houses are --d for want of use,” Per. I, 4, 37.
2) to pollute, to sully: Lucr. 787. Lucr. 787 Lucr. 787 Wiv. I, 3, 108. Ado V, 4, 63. Mids. III, 2, 410. All's V, 3, 301. R2 V, 3, 63. H5 III, 3, 35. Lr. III, 6, 119. Per. I, 1, 131.
Absolutely: “vows were ever brokers to --ing,” Compl. 173.
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