foiled, past participle; foiling, present participle; foiled, past tense; foils, 3rd person singular present;
Prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding
a brave policewoman foiled the armed robbery
Frustrate the efforts or plans of
their rivals were foiled by the weather
(of a hunted animal) Run over or cross (ground or a scent or track) in such a way as to confuse the hounds
Each of the winglike structures fitted to a hydrofoil's hull to lift it clear of the water at speed
a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
thwart: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors"
hydrofoil: a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
Foil a grunge rock group from the Seattle, Washington area c.1990-1998 featuring Steve Wied, formerly of Tad, Skin Yard, Willard and Daddy Hate Box on vocals and drums.
A foil is a type of weapon used in fencing. It is the most common weapon in terms of usage in competition, and is usually the choice for elementary classes for fencing in general.
An airfoil (in American English) or aerofoil (in British English) is the shape of a wing or blade (of a propeller, rotor or turbine) or sail as seen in cross-section.
In literature, a foil is a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight various features of that other character's personality, throwing these characteristics into sharper focus.
In elementary algebra, FOIL is a mnemonic for the standard method of multiplying two binomials--hence the method may be referred to as the FOIL method. ...
A foil is a very thin sheet of metal, usually made by hammering or rolling a piece of metal. Foils are most easily made with malleable metals, such as aluminium, copper, tin, and gold. Foils usually bend under their own weight and can be torn easily. ...
A very thin sheet of metal; Thin aluminium/aluminum (or, formerly, tin) used for wrapping food; A thin layer of metal put between a jewel and its setting to make it seem more brilliant; In literature, theatre/theater, etc, a character who helps emphasize the traits of the main character; ...
(Foils) Papers that have a surface resembling metal.
(Foils) A highly specialized team handles the foil upgrading, with jointly more than 30 years experience in this field. A wide selection of foil is stocked, upgradeable to boards of variable thickness. A global network of foil suppliers enables customisation of any foil requirement.
(Foils) A paper sheet designed to provide a classic metallic appearance. Foils are not intended to be typed or written on. Recommended for indoor applications. Available in Bright Gold, Matte Gold, Bright Silver and Matte Silver.
(Foils) A thin supporting film of continuous sheet such as plastic foil, metal foil, laminated foil etc. for static shielding, contacts and other electrical applications.
(Foils) Collective term for centreboard and rudder
(Foils) Constructed by laminating a thin sheet of aluminum onto a substrate of paper or scrim. Foils sometimes have a polyester sheet between the paper backing and the foil to prevent water in the adhesive from actually contacting the foil. ...
(Foils) Contrasting characters whose behavior, attitudes, opinions, lifestyle, physical appearance, and so on are opposites and thus serve clearly to define their personalities.
(Foils) Latin folium = thin, tabular, flexible, windable lengths of metal (thinnest sheetings, e.g. foliated gold and aluminium, tin foil) or plastics (for instance cellulose acetate, PVC, polyethylene). ...
(Foils) Static bar-like devices situated below the forming wire of a paper machine to help to drain the water from the pulp.
(Foils) items in a selection set that are not intended to be selected, for example, blank items, objects that are disliked, or items that are not appropriate in a given context. These are used to determine reliability or consistency with the communication technique.
(Foils) tapered strips of plastic fitted under the moving wire of a Fourdrinier machine to scrape off excess water and drain the sheet more quickly.
(foils) The correct and incorrect response choices included in a multiple-choice item.