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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.
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Adj.1.befouled - made dirty or foulbefouled - made dirty or foul; "a building befouled with soot"; "breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
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After the execution Pierre was separated from the rest of the prisoners and placed alone in a small, ruined, and befouled church.
"Stop, father, hast forgot that but for Roger de Conde ye might have seen your daughter a corpse ere now, or, worse, herself befouled and dishonored?"
On this befouled background visions began to flow and burn.
Marry, thy jerkin is all befouled with the dust of the road.
733-736) Do not expose yourself befouled by the fireside in your house, but avoid this.
See to my gown, the third that I have befouled within the week.
In Zambales province, two college students drowned while swimming off a beach in Iba town as Falcon befouled the weather on Tuesday.
This was reminiscent of Infowars founder Alex Jones having been within the rules as he befouled the platforms with hoaxing and hate, until suddenly last summer he found himself banned.
Talking to newsmen at a Media Awareness Workshop jointly organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Hajj Organizations of Pakistan (HOP) here the other day, Imran Siddique said a number of people are befouled by fake tour operators who cheat intending pilgrims by making fake claims of organizing cheap Hajj.
Restoring the befouled Nairobi River will take a long time.
Defender Josh Heaton appeared to befouled before he was judged to have tripped Pilgrims forward Allott and Ben Davies blasted in the spot-kick via the underside of the bar.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON the general mood is befouled defiance, the hazards are floating free