Definition of afoul in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈfaʊl


North American
Into conflict or difficulty with.
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  • 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.

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