fall foul of

fall foul of
fall foul of see under ↑foul
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Main Entry:fall
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fall foul of
1. To come into accidental contact with
2. To clash with
3. To assail
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Main Entry:foul

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fall foul of phrase
to get into trouble with someone or something
Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym
Main entry: fall

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I fall foul (or afoul) of
come into conflict with and be undermined by

any commitment of resources is likely to fall foul of government cash limitations

II
see fall

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fall foul of — see foul, 1
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Main Entry:fall
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fall foul of
: to get into trouble because of (the law, a rule, etc.)

After leaving school she fell foul of the law. [=she got into trouble with the law; she was arrested for committing a crime]

companies that fall foul of labor laws

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Main Entry:foul

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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 of — index bicker Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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


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