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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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Words that Rhyme with Afoul

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

Example sentences of the word 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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