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

     

    mist

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    verb
    BrE BrE//mɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɪst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mist
    BrE BrE//mɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɪst//
     
    he / she / it mists
    BrE BrE//mɪsts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɪsts//
     
    past simple misted
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪstɪd//
     
    past participle misted
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪstɪd//
     
    -ing form misting
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪstɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪstɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] mist (something) (up) | mist (over) when something such as glass mists or is misted, it becomes covered with very small drops of water, so that it is impossible to see through it The windows were misted up with condensation. As he came in from the cold, his glasses misted up. The windows were beginning to mist up with our breathing.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] if your eyes mist or something mists them, they fill with tears mist (over/up) Her eyes misted over as she listened to the speech. Her eyes misted over with tears. mist something (up) Tears misted his eyes.
  3. 3[transitive] mist something to spray the leaves of a plant with very small drops of water
  4. Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Greek omikhlē ‘mist, fog’.
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