Befog Be*fog", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befogging}.] 1. To involve in a fog; -- mostly as a participle or part. adj. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To confuse; to mystify. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • befog — [bē fôg′, bēfäg′; bifôg′, bifäg′] vt. befogged, befogging 1. to cover with or envelop in fog; make foggy 2. to make obscure or muddled; confuse; bewilder [to befog an issue, to befog someone s mind] …   English World dictionary

  • befog — index blind (obscure), camouflage, confuse (bewilder), cover (conceal), disorganize, muddle …   Law dictionary

  • befog — fog, cloud, becloud, eclipse, *obscure, darken, dim, bedim, obfuscate Analogous words: *puzzle, perplex, distract, bewilder, dumbfound: *confuse, muddle, addle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • befog — transitive verb Date: 1601 1. confuse 2. fog, obscure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • befog — /bi fog , fawg /, v.t., befogged, befogging. 1. to envelop in fog or obscurity; becloud: Low hanging clouds befogged the city. 2. to render unclear; confuse by irrelevancies or distractions: Petty differences befogged the legislators task. [1595… …   Universalium

  • befog — verb a) To involve in a fog. b) To confuse; to mystify …   Wiktionary

  • befog — Synonyms and related words: becloud, bedim, bemist, bewilder, blanket, blind, blur, camouflage, cap, clabber up, cloak, cloud, cloud over, cloud up, conceal, confound, confuse, cover, cover up, curtain, darken, darken over, dim, disguise,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • befog — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. obscure, blur, cloud; see confuse , shade 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make dim or indistinct: becloud, bedim, blear, blur, cloud, dim, dull, eclipse, fog, gloom, mist, obfuscate, obscure, overcast, overshadow,… …   English dictionary for students

  • befog — be·fog || bɪ fÉ’g v. confuse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • befog — verb (befogs, befogging, befogged) make confused …   English new terms dictionary

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