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, baulk, 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

NZ Irish Australian 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