Student Dictionary

3 entries found for foil.
To select an entry, click on it.
 
Main Entry: 1foil
Pronunciation: primarystressfodoti(schwa)l
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English foilen "to trample underfoot," from early French fuller, fouler "to shrink and thicken (cloth), trample underfoot," from Latin fullare "to shrink and thicken (cloth)"
: to prevent from achieving a goal : DEFEAT <foil a plot>
synonym see FRUSTRATE

Pronunciation Symbols