Dictionary.com

befog

[ bih-fog, -fawg ]
/ bɪˈfɒg, -ˈfɔg /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of befog

First recorded in 1595–1605; be- + fog1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use befog in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for befog

befog
/ (bɪˈfɒɡ) /

verb -fogs, -fogging or -fogged (tr)
to surround with fog
to make confused, vague, or less clear
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK