American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make dirty; soil. See Synonyms at contaminate.
- v. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make foul; cover with filth; soil; tarnish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make foul; to soil.
- v. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
- v. spot, stain, or pollute
“The teabagger trolls that befoul this blog are Klansmen.”
“He experienced the gall of bitter suffering under a brutal prison regime but did not let spiritual bitterness befoul his soul.”
“Jwest will be the first to throw a hissy fit and befoul his panties after his favorite Starbucks raises their prices 200%.”
“Katrina van den Heuvel will make Grover Norquist befoul his panties.”
“For a nation to endorse torture as an element of policy and to employ it just once is to befoul it morally ever bit as much as if it had tortured millions.”
“Men who work in a macho sports world, where to yield a step means intolerable humiliation, willingly befoul their own legacy, and then surrender it to long-term tarnish.”
“What stems and leaves befoul his work he gathers in a canopy, avoiding both sun and rain.”
“Phineas was imprisoned on an island with a giant feast laid before him that he could never eat because the Harpies would steal food from his hands, and befoul the rest with their droppings.”
“Indeed, the crude emanating from BP's well threatens to befoul a number of such alliances that have formed between energy conglomerates and environmental non-profits.”
“The crude emanating from BP's well threatens to befoul a number of alliances between energy conglomerates and environmental nonprofits.”
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