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Another word for foil

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Verb
  1. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

      1. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
      2. To travel about, making political speeches
      3. To go about making political speeches.
      1. To carry or conduct across something:
      2. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
      3. To make or put a line across:
      1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
      1. To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
      2. To block; impede
      3. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
      1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
      2. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
      3. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
      1. To bring to nothing; frustrate
      2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
      3. To make (an estate, for example) void; annul.
      1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
      2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
      3. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      1. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
      2. (Obs.) To make balks in (land)
      3. To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
      1. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
      2. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
      3. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
    See also:

    allow

Another word for foil

Noun
  1. Leaf metal

  2. A person or thing that sets off another

      1. A duplicate of a legal document.
      2. A person or thing that corresponds to or closely resembles another, as in form or function
      3. One of two parts that fit and complete each other.
      1. The exact opposite
      2. The direct or exact opposite:
      3. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
      1. (Grammar) A word or words used to complete a predicate construction, especially the object or indirect object of a verb, for example, the phrase to eat ice cream in We like to eat ice cream.
      2. Something that completes, makes up a whole, or brings to perfection:
      3. A complementary color.
Verb
      1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
      1. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
      2. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
      3. To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual:
      1. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      2. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)