mist over

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mist over (third-person singular simple present mists over, present participle misting over, simple past and past participle misted over)

  1. (intransitive) To become covered with mist.
    • 2010, Madeline Uranek, “Double blessings: Weddings of two brothers connect modern Madison and traditional Tibet,” Isthmus, 9 August, 2010,[1]
      As the moon misted over and disco music waned, the grooms and their new brides stepped out into the cool summer night, laden with kata, to give blessings and thanks to each departing guest.
    • 2012, “Colm Murphy secures victory in Munster Rally,” RTE, 3 June, 2012,[2]
      Kelly remarked that visibility was a huge problem on both stages as his windscreen misted over.
  2. (intransitive) To become tearful.
    • 1961, V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, Vintage International, 2001, Part One, Chapter 3,
      Shama had maintained her martyr’s attitude throughout, sitting on the low bench, her skirt draped over her knees, one hand supporting her chin, her staring eyes misting over with tears.
  3. (figuratively, transitive) To cover (something) as if with a mist.
    • 1969, “Television,” Time, 4 April, 1969,[3]
      [] the play, rather than tingling with the anguish of a man torn between his country and his conscience, is merely misted over with sadness.