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  • fall foul of — see under ↑foul • • • Main Entry: ↑fall fall foul of 1. To come into accidental contact with 2. To clash with 3. To assail • • • Main Entry: ↑foul * * * fall foul of …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall foul of — (someone) to upset someone, so that they do not like you and try to harm you. Officials who fall foul of the mayor find themselves exiled to the most boring departments …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall foul of — (something) slightly formal to break a law or a rule, and often be punished. If their market share grows too large, they will fall foul of anti monopoly laws …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall foul of — ► fall foul (or chiefly N. Amer. afoul) of come into conflict with. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall foul — verb a) To collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon) He was, literally speaking, drunk; which circumstance, together with his natural impetuosity, could produce no other effect than his running immediately up to his daughter, upon… …   Wiktionary

  • fall foul — phrasal 1. : to have a collision : become entangled used chiefly of ships 2. : to have a quarrel : clash often used with of fell foul of one another 3. archaic : to make an attack …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall foul of — collide; quarrel, conflict [with]. See impulse, discord …   English dictionary for students

  • fall foul — get into a quarrel, clash; collide (of ships) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fall foul of — v. have a collision with (Nautical); become entangled with; become involved; attack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fall foul of — to get into trouble with someone or something …   English dictionary