Synonyms for foil
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To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.
See synonyms for QUICKEN.
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
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a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
"the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
"pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
"the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
enhance by contrast
"In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus
cover or back with foil
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What does FOIL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FOIL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives, they carried out a series of disproportionate or otherwise indiscriminate attacks, which they have completely failed to investigate independently.
Rahm has to say these (critical) things about Rauner. This is a perfect foil for him, rahm knows without someone applying discipline in Springfield (the state capital), which will eventually work its way back to straightening out the city of Chicago, the city will be at risk.
Curse you Sonic! Not only do you foil my plans but you foil my speeches too. I work hard on them!
Serious work must take place. We can withstand the sanctions and neutralize and foil the enemy's goals. If we don't, the enemy would proceed and place conditions on our nuclear program and impose sanctions, if sanctions are to be the way, the Iranian nation can also do it. A big collection of the world's oil and gas is in Iran so Iran if necessary can hold back on the gas that Europe and the world is so dependent on.
That Sunday morning of the playoff against Jack Newton I was leaving the house, and it's raining, it's cold, and here comes a little Scottish girl, comes up to the front door and said' Mr American Tom Watson, please take this for good luck,' i could barely understand her, but I finally figured it out. She gave me a little thing of tin foil, and in it was some white heather, I kept that in my bag for years for good luck, and it brought me good luck.
Translations for foil
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- фолио, варак, рапира, станиолBulgarian
- floret, full, paper d'aluminiCatalan, Valencian
- Folie, Florett, Aluminiumfolie, hintertreiben, KontrastfigurGerman
- αλουμινόχαρτο, ματαιώνω, έλασμα, ελαφρύ ξίφος ξιφασκίαςGreek
- lámina de metal, florete, frustrar, papel de aluminio, folioSpanish
- folio, floretti, kertoa, estääFinnish
- déjouer, fleuret, feuille, alu, papier d'aluminiumFrench
- cliwe crammanaghManx
- նրբաթիթեղ, խափանել, փայլաթիթեղ, առաջն առնել, ֆոլգաArmenian
- sventare, carta stagnola, lamina, spalla, fioretto, lamellaItalian
- フォイル, 箔, 金属裏張り, フルーレ, ホイルJapanese
- rapyra, folijaLithuanian
- folie, floret, frustreren, uitwerken, verijdelen, Aluminiumfolie, afwerenDutch
- folia, floretPolish
- papel-alumínio, florete, frustrar, folhaPortuguese
- фольга, станиоль, рапира, предотвращатьRussian
- folie, aluminiumfolie, florettSwedish
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