Befouling
Befoul Be*foul", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befouled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befouling}.] [Cf. AS. bef?lan; pref. be- + f?lan to foul. See {Foul}, a.] 1. To make foul; to soil. [1913 Webster]

2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion. [1913 Webster]


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