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Afoul   /əfˈaʊl/   Listen

Especially of a ship's lines etc.  Synonyms: foul, fouled.  "A foul anchor"

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"Afoul" Quotes from Famous Books

... who finds himself in unhealthy surroundings: he would simply high-tail it away from there until "the shouting and the tumult" subsided. He swung into the dark sky to the north and then dived down until he felt that any less altitude would be extremely likely to bring him afoul of some church steeple ...
— Aces Up • Covington Clarke

... for an answer he added, "I suppose you are aware of the character of this place? It looks fine, but the games are all crooked, and I guess there are some pretty desperate characters here, from all accounts. I shouldn't like to fall afoul of any of them, ...
— Guy Garrick • Arthur B. Reeve

... Jimmy went away to the convention, and I ever meet you in your old skiff, by the Big Dipper I'll run you down and cut you in half, that's what I'll do! Do you hear?" he shouted. "If you ever run afoul of the General Grant in the bay or anywheres else, by thunder, I'm Cap'n Savage, I am, and once upon a time I was Major Savage, and I should be at that there convention myself, instead of standing here blowing away at ...
— Roy Blakeley • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

Words linked to "Afoul" :   foul, tangled, run afoul

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