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fog

noun uk   /fɒɡ/ us    /fɑːɡ/

fog noun (WEATHER)

A2 [U] a weather condition in which very small drops of water come together to form a thick cloud close to the land or seaocean, making it difficult to see: Thick/Heavy/Dense fog has made driving conditions dangerous. Mist, fog, and snow are common in this area. It took several hours for the fog to lift.
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fog noun (CONFUSION)

[S] informal a confused or uncertain state, usually mentally or emotionally: I went home in a fog of disbelief.

fog

verb [T] uk   /fɒɡ/ us    /fɑːɡ/ (-gg-)
to make something or someone confused or uncertain: Alcohol fogs the brain. The president's speech had simply fogged the issue.
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Translations of “fog”
in Korean 안개…
in Arabic ضَباب…
in French brouillard…
in Turkish sis…
in Italian nebbia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天氣, 霧…
in Russian туман…
in Polish mgła…
in Spanish niebla…
in Portuguese neblina, névoa…
in German der Nebel…
in Catalan boira…
in Japanese 霧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天气, 雾…
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