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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

hot foil British & World English

Designating printing machines and processes in which a thin layer of material (typically metal or plastic) is transferred to a surface by being stamped or pressed on to it using a heated die.

kitchen foil British & World English

Aluminium foil used for covering or wrapping food

aluminium foil British & World English

Aluminium in the form of thin flexible sheets which can be easily torn, used especially for wrapping or covering food.

aluminum foil hat British & World English

A hat made from aluminum foil; now chiefly with allusion to the belief that such a hat protects the wearer from mind control, surveillance, or similar types of threat.

tinfoil British & World English

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