obscure  /əbˈskyʊr/  verb

[+ object]

1 to make (something) difficult to understand or know : to make (something) obscure

  • The true history has been obscured by legends about what happened.
  • They accused the company of trying to obscure the fact that the product poses a health risk.

2 to hide or cover (something) : to be in front of (something) so that it cannot be seen

  • Low clouds obscured the mountains.
  • Her view of the game was obscured by a post.