run foul of
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  • run foul of — phrasal : to collide with ran foul of a hidden reef : run into conflict with or hostility to run foul of law …   Useful english dictionary

  • To run foul of — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run afoul of — I see run II run afoul (or foul) of 1) Nautical collide or become entangled with (an obstacle or another vessel) another ship ran afoul of us 2) come into conflict with; go against the act may run afoul of consumer protection legislation …   Useful english dictionary

  • run foul (or chiefly N. Amer. afoul) of — 1》 Nautical collide or become entangled with. 2》 come into conflict with. → run …   English new terms dictionary

  • run afoul of something — run aˈfoul of sth idiom to do sth that is not allowed by a law or rule, or to do sth that people in authority disapprove of • to run afoul of the law Main entry: ↑afoulidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To fall foul of — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To run afoul of — Afoul A*foul , adv. & a. [Pref. a + foul.] In collision; entangled. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To run afoul of}, to run against or come into collision with, especially so as to become entangled or to cause injury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foul — (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L. putere to stink …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foul anchor — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foul ball — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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