Definition of afoul in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈfaʊl/


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.



fall afoul of


run afoul of

Words that rhyme with afoul

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

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