Definition of afoul in English:

Share this entry

afoul

Pronunciation: /əˈfaʊl/

adverb

North American
Into conflict or difficulty with.
Example sentences
  • Well tonight, something has gone afoul with a fowl.
  • In the midst of the public outcry about the team's expenditures and eccentricities, Joe stepped afoul of the law.
  • Although as the final paragraph says, the group may have still fallen afoul of the law by not putting complete addresses on some of the pamphlets.

Phrases

1

fall afoul of

2

run afoul of

Words that rhyme with afoul

befoul, cowl, foul, fowl, growl, howl, jowl, owl, prowl, Rabaul, scowl, yowl

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: afoul

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.