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foil 1

verb

  • his attempts to escape were constantly foiled
    thwart, frustrate, counter, oppose, baulk, disappoint, impede, obstruct, hamper, hinder, snooker, cripple, scotch, derail, smash, dash;
    British informal scupper, nobble, queer, put the mockers on
    Australian/New Zealand & Irish vulgar slang root
    archaic traverse
    [Antonyms] assist
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    foil 2

    noun

  • the black gown was the perfect foil for her colouring
    contrast, background, setting, relief, antithesis;
    complement
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