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foil2

foil2

 
pronunciation:
foIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very thin flexible sheet of metal such as aluminum.
similar words:
leaf
definition 2: someone or something that, by contrast, makes the distinctive characteristics of another more noticeable.
The obedient sister served as a foil for her rebellious brother.
definition 3: the metal backing that transforms a piece of glass into a mirror.
definition 4: a thin layer of shiny metal set under a gem to increase its brilliance.
definition 5: a hydrofoil or airfoil.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foiled, foiling, foils
definition 1: to cover or back with foil.
definition 2: to make more noticeable by contrast.