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verb cloud pronunciation in British English /klaʊd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycloud
he/she/itclouds
present participleclouding
past tenseclouded
past participleclouded
  1. 1

    cloud

    or

    cloud over

    [intransitive] to become darker because grey clouds are forming in the sky
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if something transparent or shiny clouds, or if something clouds it, it becomes difficult to see through or into it

    Steam clouded the mirror.

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    1. a.
      if something clouds a clear liquid, or if it clouds, it becomes no longer clear

      The solution clouds if you shake it.

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  3. 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.

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

    Unanswered questions have further clouded the issue.

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

    Her political future was clouded by allegations of misconduct.

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