- to envelop in fog or obscurity; becloud: Low-hanging clouds befogged the city.
- to render unclear; confuse by irrelevancies or distractions: Petty differences befogged the legislators' task.
Origin of befog
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2. confound, blur, muddle, obfuscate.
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Examples from the Web for befog
All these mysteries that befog us are not mysteries really; they are the mother-tongue of nature.Soliloquies in England
Something seemed to bear down on his brain and befog his sight.The Cottage of Delight
Will N. Harben
The object of writing a book is not to befog the reader's mind.The Lure of the Pen
They who undertake to reason the thing out learnedly, befog it.King of Camargue
And we should not befog the issue by saying that this is degrading.Industrial Progress and Human Economics
- to surround with fog
- to make confused, vague, or less clear
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