from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure: a development that beclouds the real issues.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. cause to become obscure or muddled
- v. cover or surround with clouds
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overcloud; obscure; dim.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make less visible or unclear
I have to do the decidin 'myself; I have to interpret the true spirit of the law without technicalities an' quibbles such as becloud it in other an 'higher courts.
It is in the interest of higher values, Americans understand higher, that is, than theirs that they are now expected to accept official efforts to becloud reality.
Formerly Palestinian neighborhoods were even given Hebrew nationalistic names in order to becloud any memory of their pre-1948 residents.
But for Morris it helped becloud a remarkable career of private and public enterprise, of risk and painful dilemma in the context of the unprecedented break between Britain and her former colonies.
I have no problem with hard concepts, but the writer owes it to the reader not to becloud minds because there is a need to hide behind obscure terminology.
None of these uncertainties can becloud the fact that it will cost enormously less to destroy a square mile with atomic weapons than with any weapons hitherto known to warfare.
He said the leaders ". allowed greed to becloud their sense of reasoning, an act common to most African leaders."
International copyright must becloud this sun and bring on the former darkness and dime novel reading.
Benjamin rather than at the hief executive; but the general's words could be interpreted by the friends of Mr. Davis as an effort to becloud and embarrass the new administration.
The room swam—a swirling fog of inky blackness began to becloud my vision—my consciousness commenced to dim.