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verb cloud pronunciation in American English /klaʊd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycloud
he/she/itclouds
present participleclouding
past tenseclouded
past participleclouded
  1. 3
    [transitive] to affect your thinking in a way that makes you likely to make a bad decision or forget something
    cloud someone's judgment:

    Make sure that personal motivation is not clouding your judgment.

  2. 4
    [transitive] to make something more complicated or confusing
    cloud the issue:

    Unanswered questions have further clouded the issue.

  3. 5
    [transitive] to spoil an activity, event, or situation

    Her political future was clouded by allegations of misconduct.

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