fall foul (or N. Amer. afoul) of


fall foul (or N. Amer. afoul) of
fall foul (or N. Amer. afoul) of
come into conflict with.
fall

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  • fall foul of — ► fall foul (or chiefly N. Amer. afoul) of come into conflict with. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall — verb (past fell; past participle fallen) 1》 move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control.     ↘(fall off) become detached and drop to the ground.     ↘hang down.     ↘slope downwards.     ↘(of a person s face) show… …   English new terms dictionary

  • fall — ► VERB (past fell; past part. fallen) 1) move rapidly and without control from a higher to a lower level. 2) collapse to the ground. 3) (fall off) become detached and drop to the ground. 4) hang down. 5) (of someone s f …   English terms dictionary

  • fall afoul of — ► fall foul (or chiefly N. Amer. afoul) of come into conflict with. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • afoul — /euh fowl /, adv., adj. 1. in a state of collision or entanglement: a ship with its shrouds afoul. 2. run or come or fall afoul of, a. to become entangled with: The boat ran afoul of the seaweed. b. to come into conflict with: The business had… …   Universalium