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deface (something) with (something)

To intentionally mar the appearance of something by a particular means. 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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A PIECE of graffiti commemorating a Welsh valley drowned to make a reservoir has been defaced with swastikas.
Posters of council candidates - both Labour and Conservative - have been defaced with Nazi imagery across Teesside.
BRITISH coins defaced with Nazi symbols have been found in circulation.
BMW defaced over Trump bumper sticker: Hours after Trump won 2016 presidential election last November, a Florida man's (http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33670106/bmw-with-trump-sticker-vandalized-in-fort-myers-community) BMW was defaced with a spray paint over a bumper sticker bearing Trump's name.
A report published in "The Times of India" said that the website was defaced with text that read: "Hacked Pak Cyber Attackers".
Another painted with the Union flag was defaced with the slogan "Butcher's Apron!" - and a stone celebrating the referendum result with the words "Thank you all" was changed to "F**k you all".
The Israeli website published a list of 100 Israeli sites on the internet that had been defaced with anti-Israeli slogans.
A gold postbox in Sheffield honouring Jessica Ennis had to be repainted after it was defaced with the words "Go Jess".
The center's front window signage was defaced with two pro-left phrases and an anarchy symbol.
A string of Plaid and Labour boards in the front of houses on Ninian Park Road and neighbouring streets in Riverside were defaced with graffiti in black ink.
The memorial has been defaced with graffiti, is often surrounded with litter, and the steps are also used by skateboarders The soldiers, from the Queen's Royal Lancers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, were called in from Catterick Garrison, North Yorks, by Hartlepool police.
Over the weekend, the artwork was defaced with graffiti and had to be cleaned up.
A worker cleans the statue' The statue of Winston Churchill, which has been defaced with red paint in Parliament Square Pictures: JOEL RYAN
The officer also received harassing phone calls at work and once left work to find that his car had been defaced with feces and his tires had been slashed.