befoul


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be·foul

 (bĭ-foul′)
tr.v. be·fouled, be·foul·ing, be·fouls
1. To make dirty; soil. See Synonyms at contaminate.
2. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.

befoul

(bɪˈfaʊl)
vb
(tr) to make dirty or foul; soil; defile
beˈfouler n
beˈfoulment n

be•foul

(bɪˈfaʊl)

v.t.
to make dirty or filthy; soil; defile.
[1275–1325]
be•foul′er, n.
be•foul′ment, n.

befoul


Past participle: befouled
Gerund: befouling

Imperative
befoul
befoul
Present
I befoul
you befoul
he/she/it befouls
we befoul
you befoul
they befoul
Preterite
I befouled
you befouled
he/she/it befouled
we befouled
you befouled
they befouled
Present Continuous
I am befouling
you are befouling
he/she/it is befouling
we are befouling
you are befouling
they are befouling
Present Perfect
I have befouled
you have befouled
he/she/it has befouled
we have befouled
you have befouled
they have befouled
Past Continuous
I was befouling
you were befouling
he/she/it was befouling
we were befouling
you were befouling
they were befouling
Past Perfect
I had befouled
you had befouled
he/she/it had befouled
we had befouled
you had befouled
they had befouled
Future
I will befoul
you will befoul
he/she/it will befoul
we will befoul
you will befoul
they will befoul
Future Perfect
I will have befouled
you will have befouled
he/she/it will have befouled
we will have befouled
you will have befouled
they will have befouled
Future Continuous
I will be befouling
you will be befouling
he/she/it will be befouling
we will be befouling
you will be befouling
they will be befouling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been befouling
you have been befouling
he/she/it has been befouling
we have been befouling
you have been befouling
they have been befouling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been befouling
you will have been befouling
he/she/it will have been befouling
we will have been befouling
you will have been befouling
they will have been befouling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been befouling
you had been befouling
he/she/it had been befouling
we had been befouling
you had been befouling
they had been befouling
Conditional
I would befoul
you would befoul
he/she/it would befoul
we would befoul
you would befoul
they would befoul
Past Conditional
I would have befouled
you would have befouled
he/she/it would have befouled
we would have befouled
you would have befouled
they would have befouled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.befoul - spot, stain, or pollutebefoul - spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
attaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

befoul

verb
2. To contaminate the reputation of:
Idioms: give a black eye to, sling mud on.
Translations

befoul

[bɪˈfaʊl] VT (liter) → ensuciar

befoul

vt (liter: lit, fig)besudeln; atmosphereverpesten
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