Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
  • transitive verb To cause confusion in; muddle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To involve in fog; hence, figuratively, to confuse; make obscure or uncertain; bewilder: as, to befog the mind with sophistry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To involve in a fog; -- mostly as a participle or part. adj.
  • transitive verb Hence: To confuse; to mystify.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To envelop in fog.
  • verb To confuse; mystify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make less visible or unclear

Etymologies

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From be- +‎ fog.

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Examples

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  • Fully 45 percent of the votes, or hotly aspirated assertions, were for fog or befog.

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  • Fully 45 percent of the votes, or hotly aspirated assertions, were for fog or befog.

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  • Vegetables thus contaminated would only be safe to eat after befog cooked or sterilized.

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  • Some types of information that cannot be obtained from record review are how well certain treatment procedures are befog done, or what mothers are being told.

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  • Some types of information that can be obtained from record review are whether patients are befog sent to the appropriate referral facility or whether the medicines being administered to patients are appropriate for their conditions.

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  • A crowded street will only detract from the message befog conveyed.

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  • And we should not befog the issue by saying that this is degrading.

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  • The combined effects of the blow he had received at the hands of the treacherous servant, the fall at the gate, and the long hours of mental anguish he had undergone, were quite enough to befog his brain.

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