befog

[ bih-fog, -fawg ]
/ bɪˈfɒg, -ˈfɔg /

verb (used with object), be·fogged, be·fog·ging.

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.

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Origin of befog

First recorded in 1595–1605; be- + fog1
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British Dictionary definitions for befog

befog
/ (bɪˈfɒɡ) /

verb -fogs, -fogging or -fogged (tr)

to surround with fog
to make confused, vague, or less clear
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