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1. afoul

adjective. ['əˈfaʊl'] especially of a ship's lines etc.

Synonyms

  • foul
  • fouled

Antonyms

  • simple
  • unclog
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • foul (English)
  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Afoul

  • sprowl
  • sproul
  • scowl
  • prowl
  • growl
  • crowle
  • crowl
  • towle
  • towel
  • soule
  • raul
  • moul
  • jowl
  • howl
  • houle
  • fowl
  • cowl
  • coull
  • owl

Sentences with afoul


1. Noun, singular or mass
One of the most expensive things you can do is to run afoul of the law and regulatory bodies.

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