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- v. To collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon)
- v. To be defeated or thwarted (by); to suffer ( + of)
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The horses were ready to fall foul on one another, when the Duke of Nemours, for fear of hurting the King, retreated abruptly, and ran back his horse against a pillar with so much violence that the shock of it made him stagger.
“The old man’ll be wantin’ yer on deck, an’ this ayn’t no d’y to fall foul of ’im.”