- to darken or obscure with clouds.
- to make confused: Angry words beclouded the issue.
Origin of becloud
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2. confuse, obscure, befog, obfuscate, muddle.
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Examples from the Web for becloud
These only becloud, they do not help to point the way of safety and honor.
It is not my purpose to becloud this narrative with mystery.
Anxiety about his son did much to becloud the last years of his life.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)
He even dared to hope so when the doubts did not becloud his vision.Ande Trembath
Matthew Stanley Kemp
What had happened to becloud her gaiety in the short time which had since elapsed?The Golden Slipper
Anna Katharine Green
- to cover or obscure with a cloud
- to confuse or muddleto becloud the issues
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Word Origin and History for becloud
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