Meaning of DEFILE in English

DEFILE

I. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Tombstones in a Jewish cemetery had been defiled.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Abusive behavior starts in the heart of one person, but eventually the whole system is defiled.

Chinatown child, you're a Chinatown child, cursed by the temple your father defiled.

Exodus also prescribes death for those who defile the Sabbath or perform any work on that day.

Hindus attach great importance to food, and her presence where it was prepared defiled everything the community ate.

They had been defiled, and I expected punishment.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Soon we were alone, moving through a narrow defile between two teetering antique shops.

The defile itself continues but you, unless you are hardy and ambitious, do not.

The mountains rise abruptly from the wedged defiles, separating the hollows where the dwellings are clustered.

The narrow defile which had once been bridged by the Romans was now dammed to create a vast reservoir upstream.

The outward journey was quite uneventful as far as the Wadi Tamit, a steep defile leading down the escarpment on to the coastal plain.

This is a lovely climb in itself, up what quite soon turns from a valley into a defile .

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