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befoul Syllabification: be·foul
Pronunciation: /bəˈfoul/

Definition of befoul in English:


[with object]
Make dirty; pollute: they befoul our water with mining
More example sentences
  • This green and pleasant land in the Guardian argues similarly that it's about ‘a Britain that is either green and pleasant, made diligent by cottage industries, or befouled by factories’.
  • The sink, the flush toilet, and the sewer literally formed a pipeline to the vilest contamination that befouled the city.
  • Public decisions affect everyone by the nature of the choice itself: we can only have one defense budget; polluting rivers befouls not just my water, but yours.

Words that rhyme with befoul

afoul, cowl, foul, fowl, growl, howl, jowl, owl, prowl, Rabaul, scowl, yowl
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