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    foil - Dictionary definition and meaning for word foil

    (noun) a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    Example Sentence
    • the photographic film was wrapped in foil
    (noun) anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    Synonyms : enhancer
    Example Sentence
    • pretty girls like plain friends as foils
    (noun) a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
    Synonyms : hydrofoil
    Example Sentence
    • the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils
    (noun) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
    Synonyms : transparency
    (noun) a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button Definition
    (verb) enhance by contrast
    Example Sentence
    • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background
    (verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil , thwart
    Example Sentence
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent
    (verb) cover or back with foil
    Example Sentence
    • foil mirrors
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for foil

Foil as a verb, sounds like 'Spoil'. Hence: Spoil, Thwart, Queer, Frustrate

foil(verb)-- sounds like foul -- holland made fouls to "defeat" spain but they were not "frustrated" at all

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Aluminium foil is shiny, silver coloured, and it projects a contrasting image--like a mirror.

foil=For(f)+OIL. Afghanistan foiled US on the issue of OIL, For oil.

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text: bad now as a foil to set off the colors
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