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becloud

[ bih-kloud ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to darken or obscure with clouds.
  2. to make confused:

    Angry words beclouded the issue.

    Synonyms: muddle, obfuscate, befog, obscure, confuse



becloud

/ bɪˈklaʊd /

verb

  1. to cover or obscure with a cloud
  2. to confuse or muddle

    to becloud the issues



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Other Words From

  • unbe·clouded adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of becloud1

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + cloud
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Example Sentences

A sudden doubt came out of this glory to becloud Barney's master mind.

You have seen the cuttle fish attempt to becloud the water and elude the grasp of his pursuer.

Where he could not elucidate a point to his own advantage, he would fatally becloud it for his opponent.

This decision made both Northern and Southern agents anxious and the latter took steps further to becloud the status of the Rams.

It must be remembered that the mores sometimes becloud the judgment, but they more often guide it.

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