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foil1 British & World English

Prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding

foil2 British & World English

Metal hammered or rolled into a thin flexible sheet, used chiefly for covering or wrapping food

foil3 British & World English

A light, blunt-edged fencing sword with a button on its point

foil4 British & World English

Each of the structures fitted to a hydrofoil’s hull to lift it clear of the water at speed

foil1 English Thesaurus

his attempts to escape were constantly foiled

foil2 English Thesaurus

the black gown was the perfect foil for her colouring

tinfoil British & World English

Foil made of aluminium or a similar grey metal, used especially for covering or wrapping food