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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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At a push I could force myself to accept some of the upper floors converted into apartments provided there is no external defacing of the site.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested two people in connection with defacing the newly set up bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with ink.
Members of Anonymous Philippines trooped to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday and called for the release of their member currently in detention and facing charges for defacing the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website last March.
While defacing the homepage of Tameer bank, hacker left following message: It appears that Pakistan hackers are on fire, and they have decided not to leave any bank.
PIA officials lodged a complaint at the Barakhamba Road police station against unidentified people for defacing property and threatening.
Kristian Holmes, 32, and his PS crew friends forced scores of trains out of service by defacing carriages, walls and bridges with tags, in-jokes and caricatures.
The unidentified man who claims to be responsible for defacing a major Mark Rothko painting in London on Sunday is telling reporters that he did it to advance his own art movement.
FIVE teenagers had a brush with the law they won't want to forget after being caught defacing property by scrawling tags on a wall.
government immigration visa admission stamp; issuing a false visa to an illegal immigrant from Nicaragua; stealing and defacing federal documents; accessing government computers without authorization; and identity theft, according to officials with the District Attorney's Office.
As a daily commuter to town I am shocked to find gangs of youths defacing some of our famous monuments.
5 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Saturday ordered to take Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA 'Commando' Surendra Singh into judicial custody till August 17 in an alleged case of defacing of public property in 2014.
The ladies sent me a huge bouquet of flowers to apologise for defacing me and Katherine.
SANTA CLARITA - The number of taggers earning gang membership by defacing walls around Santa Clarita has increased over the past year, according to investigators.
Defacing the Comelec website was meant to give voice to the voiceless, Paul Biteng told the Inquirer in an interview.