Dictionary Results for foiled


1. foil - verb

· enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"

Hypernym(s): contrast, counterpoint




2. foil - verb

· hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

Synonym(s): thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




3. foil - verb

· cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors"

Hypernym(s): cover




4. foiled - adjective

· disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted"

Synonym(s): defeated, disappointed, discomfited, frustrated, thwarted





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