thwart, offset, defeat, baffle, balk, parry, frustrate, counter, check, impede, hamper, outwit, circumvent, checkmate, daunt, disconcert, discomfit, disappoint, pull the rug out from under (someone), cut the ground from under someone's feet, nullify, nip in the bud, countervail (against), Brit put a spoke in (someone's) wheel, Colloq clip (someone's) wings, cut (someone) down to size, spoil (someone's) game, Chiefly US and Canadian faze:
The villain and his evil plan were again foiled by the arrival of the sheriff.
layer, lamina, lamination, sheet, membrane, film, coating, flake, scale, wafer:
Cigarettes once came packaged in tin foil.
1 metal in a thin sheet
aluminium, gold, silver, tin | kitchen
piece, sheet | roll
VERB + FOIL
cover sth with, wrap sth in
I wrapped the sandwiches in kitchen foil.
2 sth that shows off the qualities of sth else
good, ideal, perfect
VERB + FOIL
as a ~
She has used mosses as a foil for the brightly coloured flowers in the bed.
| ~ for/to
The couple provided the perfect foil for one another.
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