Examples of befoul in a Sentence
pollutants that befoul the air and water
unsightly mud and slush befouls the family car every winter
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Police set the trap that resulted in Tramaglini’s arrest after high school staffers and coaches complained to their on-site resource officer that somebody was befouling their track and field.
The ground is befouled with glass and debris from the disaster, requiring several inches of dirt to be scraped and removed.
That's because Walden Pond, the once-pristine jewel that inspired the American naturalist and philosopher in the mid 1800s, has been befouled by generations of swimmers urinating in the water, according to a new study.
Sociologists and psychologists could probably help explain the phenomenon, how creating a sense of belonging prevents people from befouling the waters with free-floating cruelty and abuse.
Both of these people come out of Joel Osteen’s Lakewood mega-church, the one that initially declined to allow the victims of Hurricane Harvey to befoul its sanctuary.
So damn you, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, for causing people to befoul the blissful irrelevance of Big Brother.
The water is almost entirely undrinkable, and raw sewage is befouling beaches and fishing grounds.
The Trump administration is poised to open the door to selling new offshore drilling rights from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans, igniting a fight with coastal residents worried about oil spills befouling beaches and jeopardizing tourism dollars.
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BEFOUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of befoul for English Language Learners
: to make (a substance, place, etc.) dirty
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