- v. nautical To become entangled in; to run aground on.
- v. idiomatic To contravene
“But unlike Deane, who operated in concert with the French court, Holker’s private trade would have run afoul of American law; specifically, the embargo on exports.”
“The jovial weather-beaten captain told them that they had run afoul of the heavy fishing nets.”
“Beyond Cyrene was Carthage, an aggressive power that had already run afoul of the king at Tyre.”
“A third had run afoul of a spasmo-tic, and convulsed.”
“They managed to get Roxanne into one of Jenny Elf's shared dreams, and had a dialogue with her, and learned how she had run afoul of the Simurgh and lost her power of flight.”
“On the national page, he found the brief item he was looking for: an unknown body had been located in Kiyosumi Gardens, presumably a yakuza or someone who had run afoul of the yakuza, given the gravity of the cuts that had killed him.”
“Amon had run afoul of a space-debris storm and the damage had required a replating of half his nose.”
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