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 for befoul
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Befoul \Be*foul"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befouled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Befouling.] [Cf. AS. bef?lan; pref. be- + f?lan to foul.
     See Foul, a.]
     1. To make foul; to soil.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river
           by emptying raw sewage into it" [syn: foul, befoul,
           defile, maculate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "befoul":
     abuse, afflict, aggrieve, benasty, bespatter, bewitch, blacken,
     blight, condemn, contaminate, convert, corrupt, crucify, curse,
     damage, debase, defalcate, defame, defile, denigrate, deprave,
     desecrate, despoil, destroy, disadvantage, disserve, distress,
     divert, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by,
     doom, embezzle, envenom, foul, get into trouble, harass, harm, hex,
     hurt, impair, infect, injure, jinx, maladminister, maltreat,
     menace, mess, mess up, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy,
     mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misuse, molest, nasty, outrage,
     peculate, persecute, pervert, pilfer, play havoc with,
     play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice, profane, prostitute,
     savage, scathe, slander, slur, smear, spatter, sully, taint,
     tarnish, threaten, torment, torture, traduce, violate, wound,
     wreak havoc on, wrong

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