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mist (sth) over/up

phrasal verb with mist uk   us   /mɪst/ verb
mainly UK (US usually fog over/up) If something that you can ​see through ​mists over/up, it ​becomescovered with a ​thinlayer of ​liquid so that it is more ​difficult to ​see through: Open the ​window when you have a ​shower to ​stop the ​mirror misting over. The ​steam from the ​kettle misted up her ​glasses. If ​youreyesmist over/up, they ​fill with ​tears.
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