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verb cloud pronunciation in British English /klaʊd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleclouding
past tenseclouded
past participleclouded
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  1. 1



    cloud over

    [intransitive] to become darker because grey clouds are forming in the sky
  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.
    1. a.
      if something clouds a clear liquid, or if it clouds, it becomes no longer clear
      The solution clouds if you shake it.
  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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