foil

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɔɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɔɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(foil)


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foil

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [aluminum, tin] foil
  2. a [sheet, roll, pack, box] of [aluminum] foil
  3. [thirty, fifty] meters of [aluminum] foil
  4. wrap it up in (aluminum) foil
  5. cover it (up) in (aluminum) foil
  6. tear off a piece of (aluminum) foil
  7. covered in (aluminum) foil
  8. wrap the foil around
  9. unwrap the foil (from)
  10. remove the foil before putting [it] in the microwave
  11. use foil to [preserve, protect] (the) food
  12. dated: a foil to their [plan, machinations, scheme, attack]
  13. sports: a fencing foil
v
  1. foiled the [attempts, plans, attack, robbery, revolt]
  2. the [police, FBI, detectives] foiled their [attempts]
  3. foiled their plans to [steal, rob, attack]
  4. was foiled by the [police]
  5. (was) foiled again
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