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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
References in classic literature ?
And so the Ship of Fools sailed on, all aft fooling and befouling, from the guileless-eyed, gentle-souled Finnish mate, who, with the scent of treasure pungent in his nostrils, with a duplicate key stole the ship's daily position from Captain Doane's locked desk, to Ah Moy, the cook, who kept Kwaque at a distance and never whispered warning to the others of the risk they ran from continual contact with the carrier of the terrible disease.
His slow progress was like that of a slug, befouling beauty with a monstrous trail.
Besides befouling our air and water, these villainous fossil fuels, we are told, are releasing carbon dioxide in such huge quantities that we are causing catastrophic global warming that threatens all life on our planet.
My parents had to drag me away when it was time to go, the drool stains likely befouling the floor to this very day.
He writes, "Tormented by the recollection of your own vices, hearing the sounds of hell, and befouling your body with excrement out of fear, what will you do when you are so terrified?
He married a Peruvian woman in order to procure his wife's father's lands and operate a brothel business in a rural town with his wife, but never consummated the marriage because he feared befouling his pure Japanese blood.
3) On four conducts befouling the Way of Heaven (119) (cf.
Its declared purpose at the time Congress approved it was to buy up the toxic mortgages, and the bonds based on them, that were so befouling the balance sheets of banks and other investors after the collapse of the housing market.
Their motivation was "to escape the death stench befouling the trenches.
He writes about their relation to humans and commerce, from their nurturing of the Native American tribes that lived along them to their later damming and befouling for purposes of industry and transport.