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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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“His direct action and cool nerves foil the robbery in suitably dramatic fashion.”
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To be victorious over
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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To deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (someone)
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To coat with a (typically metallic) layer
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Conduct a discussion or argument in an evasive way
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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 colonization.”
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A person who is chosen to be punished or sacrificed
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A thin layer covering a surface
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Lustrous chemical element
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A performer whose act involves being the butt of a comedian's jokes
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A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air
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A thin, flat sheet or strip of metal or other material
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The foil or plastic covering the cork of a wine bottle
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An obstacle, delay, or disadvantage
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A weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, or on television
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A small, flat, and very thin piece separated from a whole
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A person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
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A trail indicated by a characteristic smell
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A flaw or defect in one's character
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The act or instance of defeating
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