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Synonyms for foil
fɔɪlfoil

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Wiktionary

  1. foil1

    To apply the FOIL algorithm to.

    Synonyms:
    spoor, thwart, scupper, put the kibosh on

  2. foil1

    Thin aluminium/aluminum (or, formerly, tin) used for wrapping food.

    Synonyms:
    aluminium foil, silver foil, tin foil, silver paper

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foil

    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.

    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foilnoun

    Synonyms:
    set-off, background, contrast, enhancement, setting, elucidation

    Antonyms:
    eclipse, outshining, extinction, overshadowing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foilnoun

    a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

    "the photographic film was wrapped in foil"

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, transparency

  2. foil, enhancernoun

    anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

    "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, transparency

  3. hydrofoil, foilnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, hydroplane, transparency

  4. foil, transparencynoun

    picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, transparence, hydrofoil, transparentness, transparency

  5. foilverb

    a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button

    Synonyms:
    enhancer, hydrofoil, transparency

  6. foilverb

    enhance by contrast

    "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"

    Synonyms:
    cross, frustrate, spoil, bilk, baffle, thwart, scotch

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  8. foilverb

    cover or back with foil

    "foil mirrors"

    Synonyms:
    cross, frustrate, spoil, bilk, baffle, thwart, scotch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foilverb

    Synonyms:
    defeat, frustrate, balk, disappoint, baffle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foilverb

    Synonyms:
    baffle, frustrate, thwart, circumvent

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How to use foil in a sentence?

  1. Adam Green:

    If Joe Biden positions himself as the political insider from yesteryear who says big ideas like universal childcare, student debt relief and a wealth tax on ultra-millionaires are not possible, he would be an easy foil.

  2. Christine Matthews:

    View Trump is looking to create a foil, which is the leftist mobs of people who want to overturn your way of life and American history, i.e. White history, and Biden's not playing into that. He's threading the needle beautifully.

  3. Ivo Robotnik (Eggman):

    Curse you Sonic! Not only do you foil my plans but you foil my speeches too. I work hard on them!

  4. Ben Ainslie:

    We've really gone for it in a major way but I'm absolutely certain that's the right approach, these boats now foil out of the water. There's very little in the water. It's about aerodynamics, it's about control systems, hydraulic systems and the automotive industry obviously lead the way.

  5. American Tom Watson:

    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
  • fólieCzech
  • Folie, Florett, Aluminiumfolie, hintertreiben, KontrastfigurGerman
  • αλουμινόχαρτο, ματαιώνω, έλασμα, ελαφρύ ξίφος ξιφασκίαςGreek
  • lámina de metal, florete, frustrar, papel de aluminio, folioSpanish
  • فویلPersian
  • folio, floretti, kertoa, estääFinnish
  • déjouer, fleuret, feuille, alu, papier d'aluminiumFrench
  • cliwe crammanaghManx
  • डाकHindi
  • meghiúsítHungarian
  • 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
  • ფოლგაGeorgian
  • rapyra, folijaLithuanian
  • whakahēhēMāori
  • флоретMacedonian
  • folie, floret, frustreren, uitwerken, verijdelen, Aluminiumfolie, afwerenDutch
  • folia, floretPolish
  • papel-alumínio, florete, frustrar, folhaPortuguese
  • фольга, станиоль, рапира, предотвращатьRussian
  • folie, aluminiumfolie, florettSwedish
  • ทำลายThai
  • folyoTurkish

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