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deface (something) with (something)

To make something less visually attractive in a particular manner. I can't believe that someone defaced our beautiful storefront with graffiti!
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deface something with something

to mutilate or spoil the appearance of something with something. Someone defaced the wall with spray paint. Please don't deface the facilities.
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As chair of the conservation trust, I cannot put my name to something that will deface Birmingham's heritage.
In reality, just a few thousand sites were defaced - one of which was that of Zone-H, the site that had the task of recording the sites that the hackers managed to deface.
Paul, Minnesota, are considering an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor for a person to possess spray paint or wide tipped permanent-ink markers if their intended use is to deface property.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), and Representative John Boehner (R) asked the US House of Representatives' Chief Administration Officer to immediately assess how hackers managed to deface 49 Web sites of house members and committees.
Vandals used white and blue spray paint to deface a statue and to write slogans on the doors and doorstep of the church and a nearby building.
A SINISTER Islamic group believed to be behind a campaign to deface racy billboard adverts it found offensive now claims it was all a hoax.
The prompt removal of graffiti is one of the most successful ways of deterring this form of anti-social behaviour, as it defeats the object of those who deface surfaces in the belief that their handiwork will remain prominent for some time.
Cyberdelinquents who use their knowledge of information security to compromise a Web site and deface an organization's Web page may be nothing more than a nuisance, the online equivalent of the graffitists who spray-paint their initials on brick walls.
He has also been able to wait for the moments when the palaces are not obscured by the parked cars, vans and trailers with which the Italians deface the narrow street of their historic towns.
7 ( ANI ): A Pakistani hacker has managed to break into and deface 400 Chinese government websites and webpages.
I have more respect for a cockroach that crawls out at night than for a gang member who crawls out from his dark hole to deface a freeway sign.
To deface the Cenotaph and the statue of Winston Churchill is simply beneath contempt.
Deputies found a can of red spray paint - the same color used to deface school property with gang-related graffiti - on campus, near where the resident had reported seeing two people minutes earlier.