Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a foil.
- n. In hunting, the slight mark of a passing deer on the grass.
- v. present participle of foil.
- n. The act by which something is foiled; prevention of success.
- n. hunting The track of game, such as deer, in the grass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A foil.
- n. (Hunting) The track of game (as deer) in the grass.
- n. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
“So far as the overall security picture is concerned, the strategy is working, not least because of the help the West receives from Pakistan in foiling potential terrorist attacks.”
“As “Kid Devil”, he assisted his hero in foiling an airplane hijacking, and later helped defeat one of his enemies, the Vanquisher.”
“Intelligence director fibs about wiretap law's role in foiling terror plot”
“Gerber then made a strong save in foiling Maxim Afinogenov on a breakaway 5 minutes into the third.”
“They have succeeded in foiling at least 10 attacks that we know of.”
“The folks at The American Spectator giddily report on the revelation that some of the key intelligence relied upon in foiling the recent London bombing plot was obtained by torture in Pakistan.”
“Iraq arrested hundreds of former military officers and members of the Baath Party this week, a move some officials characterized as foiling a specific plot, while others said it was a precautionary measure before the U.S. withdrawal.”
“To make them look fresh, I have enriched them with new techniques, such as foiling and flocking," Denny says.”
“The Blue Blazer would descend from the rafters on a harness and get stuck as he neared the ring, foiling his hero's entrance.”
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