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Fox \Fox\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foxed; p. pr. & vb. n. Foxing.] [See Fox, n., cf. Icel. fox imposture.]

  1. To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.

    I drank . . . so much wine that I was almost foxed.

  2. To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.

  3. To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.


Foxed \Foxed\, a.

  1. Discolored or stained; -- said of timber, and also of the paper of books or engravings.

  2. Repaired by foxing; as, foxed boots.

  1. Of paper, having yellowish brown stains. v

  2. (en-past of: fox); baffled; outwitted.

Usage examples of "foxed".

Hilary ill with the aspirin both the brothers would have died in the greenhouse, the bundle in the flue would have been taken out by Mrs Fawcett, who was somewhere in the garden waiting to do it, and everyone would have been foxed.

I’d been foxed once or twice by scufflers who melted away while I was concentrating on a spider or a housecat.