befoul

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verb be·foul \bi-ˈfau̇(-ə)l, bē-\

Definition of befoul

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make foul (as with dirt or waste)

  3. 2 :  sully, soil, besmirch scandal befouled his reputation

Examples of befoul in a sentence

  1. pollutants that befoul the air and water

  2. unsightly mud and slush befouls the family car every winter

12th Century

First Known Use of befoul

12th century


BEFOUL Defined for English Language Learners

befoul

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verb be·foul \bi-ˈfau̇(-ə)l, bē-\

Definition of befoul for English Language Learners

  • : to make (a substance, place, etc.) dirty



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