Into conflict or difficulty with.
More 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.
Definition of afoul in:
- The US English dictionary