He was, or became, near to it; meaning some base thing, or the like. (TA.) See قَرَفٌ.
The mixing with others; [and particularly with others who are diseased or the like]; a subst. from
↓مُقَارَفَةٌ: (Ḳ:) the being near to [a person, or persons, or a place, infected with] disease: (Ṣ, TA:) the being near to pestilence, or epidemic disease. (T in art. تلف.) See تَلَفٌ.
signifies إِتَّسَعَتْ: (TA, art. عرض:) and اِتَّسَعَتْ قِرْفَتُهُ signifies كَثُرَ مَنْ يَتَّهِمُهُ. (TA, art. لبس.) See voce عَرُضَ.
A place of paring off: see an ex. voce صَمْغٌ.