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stain in Crafts topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstainstain1 /steɪn/ ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]MARK to accidentally make a mark on something, especially one that cannot be removed, or to be marked in this way Be careful you don’t stain the carpet. This tablecloth stains very easily. Her fingers were stained yellow from years of smoking.stain with a cowboy hat stained with dust and sweat2 [transitive]TIC to change the colour of something, especially something made of wood, by using a special liquiddye We’ve decided to stain the shelves blue.3 stain somebody’s name/honour/reputation etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stainShe hoped the blood from the cut on her arm would not stain her blouse.Sweat stained his dusty cowboy hat.A sudden gust of rain dashed against the red bricks that were already stained in patches by water.The blackberry juice had stained their clothes and fingers.Her fingers were stained with dirt, her nail varnish chipped.stain withThe collar of his jacket was stained with something yellow.