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Definition of "afoul" []

  • In a state of entanglement or conflict with. (adverb)

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Use "afoul" in a sentence
  • "I was late getting to my tree stand because of work and was in afoul mood anyways."
  • "The 52 year old Stern had previously run 'afoul' of the US Federal Communications Commission, fining him and commercial radio stations carrying his syndicated interview show for indecency/obscenity violations."
  • "Because they depend upon the low cost labor force provided by illegal workers and Rick Perry has done nothing to either stop the flow or enforce the law on those who run "afoul" of the law including chicken cluckers."