from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To overtake with night.
  • v. To be caught out by oncoming night before reaching one's destination
  • v. To darken

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure.
  • transitive v. To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task.
  • transitive v. To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overtake with night.
  • To involve in darkness, as with the shades of night; shroud in gloom; overshadow; eclipse; figuratively, to involve in moral darkness or ignorance.

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

  • v. overtake with darkness or night
  • v. envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness
  • v. make darker and difficult to perceive by sight


From be- +‎ night. (Wiktionary)



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