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 Dictionary entry overview: What does befoul mean? 

BEFOUL (verb)
  The verb BEFOUL has 1 sense:

1. spot, stain, or pollute

  Familiarity information: BEFOUL used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BEFOUL (verb)

Sense 1befoul [BACK TO TOP]


Spot, stain, or pollute

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


befoul; maculate; defile; foul

Context example:

The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

Hypernyms (to "befoul" is one way to...):

attaint; disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; shame (bring shame or dishonor upon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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