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 for Marring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mar \Mar\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marred (m[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Marring.] [OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran (in
     comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian,
     OHG. marrjan, merran; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship,
     Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend.
     Cf. Moor, v.]
     1. To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or
        defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface.
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              I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs
              in their barks.                       --Shak.
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              But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              Ire, envy, and despair
              Which marred all his borrowed visage. --Milton.
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     2. To spoil; to ruin. "It makes us, or it mars us." "Striving
        to mend, to mar the subject." --Shak.
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