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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts;
[syn: frustration, thwarting, foiling]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foil \Foil\ (foil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foiled (foild); p. pr. & vb. n. Foiling.] [F. fouler to tread or trample under one's feet, to press, oppress. See Full, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to trample. [1913 Webster] King Richard . . . caused the ensigns of Leopold to be pulled down and foiled under foot. --Knoless. [1913 Webster] Whom he did all to pieces breake and foyle, In filthy durt, and left so in the loathely soyle. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat. [1913 Webster] And by ? mortal man at length am foiled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Her long locks that foil the painter's power. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foiling \Foil"ing\, n. (Arch.) A foil. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foiling \Foil"ing\, n. [Cf. F. foul['e]es. See 1st Foil.] (Hunting) The track of game (as deer) in the grass. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

foiling n 1: an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts [syn: frustration, thwarting, foiling]