- (plan/attempt)foiled again! [humorous]
frustrar¡otro intento frustrado!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 1.1 (metal sheet)lámina (feminine) de metalExample sentences1.2 (Cooking)
also: kitchen foilpapel (masculine) de aluminio or de platapapel (masculine) Albal (Spain) [trademark]
- 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 (contrast)to be a foil
for/ tosomething/somebodythe perfect foil for porkel complemento ideal para la carne de cerdothe black background was a good foil to their bright costumesel fondo negro hacía resaltar el brillante colorido de los trajesthey are the perfect foil for each otherse complementan perfectamenteExample 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.
- 1 countable (sword)Example sentences
- Each adversary was dressed in a white jacket, the buttons of their foils were dipped in liquid; that of Lapiere's red, Le Brun's black.
- The very design of the Italian foil and épée is based on the rapier prototype.
- What is the compelling reason for beginning your fencing career with the foil?
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