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Definition of fog verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fog

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//fɒɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːɡ//
     
    , NAmE//fɑːɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fog
    BrE BrE//fɒɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːɡ//
     
    , NAmE//fɑːɡ//
     
    he / she / it fogs
    BrE BrE//fɒɡz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːɡz//
     
    , NAmE//fɑːɡz//
     
    past simple fogged
    BrE BrE//fɒɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːɡd//
     
    , NAmE//fɑːɡd//
     
    past participle fogged
    BrE BrE//fɒɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːɡd//
     
    , NAmE//fɑːɡd//
     
    -ing form fogging
    BrE BrE//ˈfɒɡɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːɡɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈfɑːɡɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] fog (something) (up) if a glass surface fogs or is fogged up, it becomes covered in steam or small drops of water so that you cannot see through
  2. 2[transitive] fog something to make somebody/something confused or less clear I tried to clear the confusion that was fogging my brain. The government was trying to fog the real issues before the election.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps a back-formation from foggy.
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