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A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
“Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.”
To prevent from achieving a goal
“His direct action and cool nerves foil the robbery in suitably dramatic fashion.”
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