|part of speech:
||foiled, foiling, foils
||to prevent (a person, plan, enterprise, effort, or the like) from succeeding.
Severe storms foiled their attempt to sail across the ocean in record time.
- similar words:
- cross, defeat, frustrate, preclude, prohibit, thwart, undercut
||balk, betray, bilk, blank, cheat, combat, contravene, dash, disappoint, hinder, impede, prevent, repel, resist, stay, subdue, undermine