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tr.v. be·cloud·ed, be·cloud·ing, be·clouds
To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure: a development that beclouds the real issues.
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1. to cover or obscure with a cloud
2. to confuse or muddle: to becloud the issues.
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1. to darken or obscure with clouds.
2. to make confused.
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Past participle: beclouded
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|Verb||1.||becloud - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"|
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
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