Befile meaning

(dialectal or obsolete) To make filthy; befoul; soil.
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Origin of befile

  • From Middle English befilen, from Old English befȳlan (“to befoul, defile, make dirty”), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (“be-”), *fūlijaną (“to make foul”), equivalent to be- +‎ file. Cognate with Scots befile (“to befile”), Dutch bevuilen (“to soil, dirty”). See also defile.

    From Wiktionary