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befoul


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  entangle  or  run  against  so  as  to  impede  motion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  befoul 
  v  :  spot,  stain,  or  pollute;  "The  townspeople  defiled  the  river 
  by  emptying  raw  sewage  into  it"  [syn:  {foul},  {defile},  {maculate}] 




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