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afoul


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afoul  \A*foul"\,  adv  &  a.  [Pref.  a-  +  foul.] 
  In  collision;  entangled.  --Totten. 
 
  {To  run  afoul  of},  to  run  against  or  come  into  collision 
  with  especially  so  as  to  become  entangled  or  to  cause 
  injury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  afoul 
  adj  :  especially  of  a  ship's  lines  etc  "with  its  sails  afoul";  "a 
  foul  anchor"  [syn:  {afoul(ip)},  {foul},  {fouled}] 




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