Etymology
Advertisement
bedight (v.)
"equip, furnish" (archaic), c. 1400, from be- + dight (q.v.). Related: Bedighted; bedighting.
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
befool (v.)
"make a fool of," late 14c., from be- + fool (n.). Related: Befooled; befooling.
Related entries & more 
bestead (v.)
1580s, "to help, support, prop," also "to profit, benefit," from be- + stead (v.); see stead.
Related entries & more 
besprinkle (v.)
"to sprinkle over," mid-15c., from be- + sprinkle (v.). Related: Besprinkled; besprinkling.
Related entries & more 
bespatter (v.)
"soil by splashing with dirty liquid," 1640s, from be- + spatter (v.). Related: Bespattered; bespattering.
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
bedazzle (v.)
"to blind by excess of light," 1590s, from be- + dazzle (v.). Also figurative. Related: Bedazzled; bedazzling.
Related entries & more 
benumb (v.)
"deprive of sensation," late 15c., from be- + numb. Originally of mental states; of the physical body from 1520s. Related: Benumbed; benumbing.
Related entries & more 
becloud (v.)
1590s, "cover with clouds," from be- + cloud. Figurative sense of "to obscure" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Beclouded; beclouding.
Related entries & more 
been (v.)
past participle of be. Dismissive slang phrase been there, done that attested from 1994 (been there "had the experience," usually of something disreputable, is from 1880s).
Related entries & more 
befoul (v.)
"make foul, cover with filth," from Old English befylan; see be- + foul (v.). Related: Befouled; befouling.
Related entries & more 

Page 4