Synonyms of foil in English

: foil1foil2

foil1


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verb

1‘his attempts to escape were constantly foiled’

SYNONYMS
thwart, frustrate, counter, oppose, balk, disappoint, impede, obstruct, hamper, hinder, snooker, cripple, scotch, derail, smash, dash
stop, check, block, prevent, defeat, nip in the bud
informal mess up, screw up, do for, put paid to, stymie, cook someone's goose
British informal scupper, nobble, queer, put the mockers on
Australian, New Zealand, Irish vulgar slang root
archaic traverse
ANTONYMS

assist


Synonyms of foil in English

: foil1foil2

foil2


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noun

1‘the black gown was the perfect foil for her colouring’

SYNONYMS
contrast, background, setting, relief, antithesis
complement