a) the verb to become: the nif’al of to be
b) to become in colloquial Hebrew: hofech, nehefach, ne’eßah
c) the 6th binyan: pu’al
d) the 7th binyan: huf’al

huf’al is the passive- conjugation of the binyan hif’il.

active binjanimpassive binyanim
pa’alפעל nif'alנפעל
pi’elפיעל >  pu'alפועל
hif'ilהפעיל >  huf'alהופעל

huf’al is little used in spoken Hebrew. huf’al appears only in past and future tense, not in the present.

Frequent is also the passive participle, such as muzman – invited

huf’al: past tense passive of the hif’il-verb mazmin – to invite

singular1 st person2 nd person3 rd person
Iyou myou fheshe
was invitedwere Invitedwas invited
pluralweyou myou fthey
were invitedwere invitedwere invited

In newspapaers huf’al is found mainly in the 3rd person past tense.

The judgement was influenced by the media.גזר הדין הושפע מהתקשורת
gzar+ha-din hushpah me-ha-tikshoret