verb (used with object)
- before the wind,
- before you can say jack robinson,
- before you know it,
- beg off,
- beg the question
Origin of befoul
Examples from the Web for befoul
Adolf Hitler, despite being the most evil force ever to befoul mankind, was also a kind and conscientious employer.
He, the officer, must befoul his person and derange his hours of rest and recreation, that others may enjoy.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
Can anything be so bad as the living bush which bleeds and talks, or the Harpies who befoul Aeneas's dinner?Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay|George Otto Trevelyan
Self-consciousness compels such creatures to befoul their origin.