Synonyms of foil in English:

foil1

verb

  • 1 their escape attempt was foiled
    thwart, frustrate, counter, balk, impede, obstruct, hamper, euchre, hinder, snooker, cripple, scotch, derail, scupper, scuttle, smash; stop, block, prevent, defeat
    informal do for, put paid to, stymie, cook someone's goose
    [Antonyms] assist
  • Choose the right word

    See thwart

    Definition of foil in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day hubris
    Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
    noun
    excessive pride or self-confidence

    Synonyms of foil in English:

    foil2

    noun

  • 1 Abbott was the perfect foil to Costello
    contrast, complement, antithesis, relief
  • Definition of foil in: