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Definition of the adjective afoul

What does afoul mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. especially of a ship's lines etc
    • example: with its sails afoul
    • adjective position: immediately postnominal adjective (it occurs immediately after the noun)
    • synonyms of afoul: foul / fouled
    • similar: tangled

Definition of the adverb afoul

What does afoul mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. In a state of entanglement or conflict with.

Phrases with afoul

  1. Run Afoul of
  2. run afoul

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for afoul

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Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

afoul.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2004)

4-volume set by Hans J. Hillerbrand

®afoul,filthy,. oldwithered harlot ̧ thegreat Strumpet of all Strumpets,the Mother of Whoredom. ̄ Women charged with prostitutionwere most oftensopoor that punishmentby fine wasimpossible, so they were imprisoned,punished corporally ...

Google previewCapricon Rhyming Dictionary (1986)

(aid to Rhyme) by Bessie G. Redfield

Afoul, befoul, foul Over-soul, soul Ghoul, Stamboul Mould Could, should, would Boulder, shoulder Noun, pronoun Announce, bounce, cherrybounce, denounce, flounce, jounce, ounce, pounce, pronounce, renounce, trounce Abound, aground , ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

said, same, such 5 above, prior 8 previous 9 foregoing, preceding __ aforethought: 6 malice afoul: 5 amiss 7 tangled run ~ of: 3 irk 4 rile __ afoul of: 3 ...

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

noun the aforementioned the person or people mentioned earlier afoul /a'faul/ adverb run/fall afoul of sth/sb to experience problems, punishment or harm because you do not obey a rule or disagree with a powerful organization, group or ...

Google previewWomen's Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People [4 volumes] (2014)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People by Tiffany K. Wayne Ph.D.

The newspaper and Sanger had run afoul of the antiobscenity Comstock Act for discussing syphilis and gonorrhea. Anthony Comstock chaired the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice and had successfully lobbied Congress to pass ...

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Small photo of A handsome and obviously well educated business man tries to hold a serious conversation but runs afoul while on a Duck Decoy Telephone. Isolated on white with room for your text.Small photo of A handsome and obviously well educated business man tries to hold a serious conversation but runs afoul while on a Duck Decoy Telephone. Isolated on white with room for your text.Small photo of A handsome and obviously well educated business man tries to hold a serious conversation but runs afoul while on a Duck Decoy Telephone. Isolated on white with room for your text.Small photo of A handsome and obviously well educated business man tries to hold a serious conversation but runs afoul while on a Duck Decoy Telephone. Isolated on white with room for your text. More...

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Scrabble value of A1F4O1U1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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