Becloud



to darken or obscure with clouds.
to make confused:
Angry words beclouded the issue.
Historical Examples

This decision made both Northern and Southern agents anxious and the latter took steps further to becloud the status of the Rams.
Great Britain and the American Civil War Ephraim Douglass Adams

These only becloud, they do not help to point the way of safety and honor.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various

An arrow wound was more disabling than a bullet wound; and arrows did not becloud the vision with smoke.
Washington and his Comrades in Arms George Wrong

It is not my purpose to becloud this narrative with mystery.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930 Various

You have seen the cuttle fish attempt to becloud the water and elude the grasp of his pursuer.
A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention Lucius Eugene Chittenden

He even dared to hope so when the doubts did not becloud his vision.
Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp

Anxiety about his son did much to becloud the last years of his life.
Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski

What had happened to becloud her gaiety in the short time which had since elapsed?
The Golden Slipper Anna Katharine Green

A sudden doubt came out of this glory to becloud Barney’s master mind.
Children of the Whirlwind Leroy Scott

It was an effort to becloud and stamp out the intellect of the Negro!
Civilization the Primal Need of the Race Alexander Crummell

verb (transitive)
to cover or obscure with a cloud
to confuse or muddle: to becloud the issues
v.

1590s, from be- + cloud. Figurative sense of “to obscure” is recorded from 1610s. Related: Beclouded; beclouding.

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