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.

Nearby words

  1. befit,
  2. befitting,
  3. befittingly,
  4. beflag,
  5. beflowered,
  6. befool,
  7. before,
  8. before long,
  9. before the present,
  10. before the wind

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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