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foiling

 
Noun foiling has 1 sense
  1. frustration, thwarting, foiling - an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    --1 is a kind of hindrance, interference
    Derived form: verb foil2
Verb foil has 3 senses
  1. foil - enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
    --1 is one way to
    contrast, counterpoint
    Derived form: noun foil2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    --2 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived form: noun foiling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. foil - cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors"
    --3 is one way to
    cover
    Derived form: noun foil1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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