transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [plan/attempt] frustrar foiled again! [humorous/humorístico] ¡otro intento frustrado!More example sentences
- A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
- The security company which foiled the abduction of a baby from a maternity hospital is to create 200 new jobs in a nationwide expansion.
- At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.
- 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (metal sheet) lámina (feminine) de metalMore example sentences1.2 [Cookery/Cocina]
(kitchen foil)papel (masculine) de aluminio or de plata, papel (masculine) Albal® (Spain/España)
- When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with olive oil.
- Tom carefully arranged the bacon on a sheet covered with aluminum foil.
- 2 countable/numerable (contrast)to be a foil
for/ tosth/sb the perfect foil for pork el complemento ideal para la carne de cerdo the black background was a good foil to their bright costumes el fondo negro hacía resaltar el brillante colorido de los trajes they are the perfect foil for each other se complementan perfectamenteMore example sentences
- Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.
- ‘Sutton is the perfect foil for a more mobile striker, and in his Blackburn days Shearer performed that role,’ the defender states.
- He was a great ‘reacter,’ which made him the perfect foil for Stan and Ollie.