There are 3 main translations of foil in Spanish:

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foil 1

American English: /fɔɪl/
British English: /fɔɪl/

transitive verb

  • (plan/attempt)
    foiled again! [humorous]
    ¡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.

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foil 2
American English: /fɔɪl/
British English: /fɔɪl/

noun

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (metal sheet)
    lámina (feminine) de metal
    1.2 (Cookery)
    also: kitchen foil
    papel (masculine) de aluminio or de plata
    papel (masculine) Albal® (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • 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/to something/somebodythe 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 perfectamente
    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.

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foil 3
American English: /fɔɪl/
British English: /fɔɪl/

noun

(Sport)
  • 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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