[ US /ˈfɔɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /fˈɔ‍ɪl/ ]
  1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    foil your opponent
    What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  2. enhance by contrast
    In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background
  3. cover or back with foil
    foil mirrors
  1. anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    pretty girls like plain friends as foils
  2. a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    the photographic film was wrapped in foil
  3. a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
  4. picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
  5. a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
    the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils
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How To Use foil In A Sentence

  • He called the foiled butt "Really juicy and nearly perfect. Physicist Cracks BBQ Mystery
  • At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.
  • Pour cider around the meat and cover with foil.
  • He was constructing something from a foil ash tray when she approached.
  • The foil should be tightly closed with no gaps. Times, Sunday Times
  • Worse, as the streams bend to equalize pressure behind the foil, and may set up a turbulent gyre further slowing the foil by induced drag.
  • Cover the tray tightly with tinfoil and bake for 15 minutes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2008 first signs of spring - centre piece of the month february pick whatever flowers you get at the supermarket to make this little basket filled with flowers. ranunculus are my favourites and available all over the place at the moment, so i chose to put them into this flowery centrepiece. the orchid is quite fancy but you just really need one to pimp this up (and it keeps for ever!). a rose or two, some ivy and green leaves from the forest and you are all set. to get started line a basket with some foil and trim on the edges. soak some floral foam in water and place in the basket, when soaked wet (can be really, really wet - it will have to work as a vase to the flowers), eventually cut and trim the floral on the edges, so that it resembles an arch. trim flowers and green leaves and stick into pot. start doing so on the bottom of foam, working upwards until you have an even flowery centrepiece. make sure foam stays moist - adding some water from time to time. Archive 2008-02-01
  • I unwrapped a Pop Tart from its foil wrapper and placed it in the toaster.
  • Rare cinquefoil bloom just inches from the path and marsh grasses waft in the breeze.
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