Definition of "foiled" []

  • To baffle or frustrate (a person, attempt, etc) (verb)
  • (of hounds, hunters, etc) to obliterate the scent left by a hunted animal or (of a hunted animal) to run back over its own trail (verb)
  • To repulse or defeat (an attack or assailant) (verb)
  • Any scent that obscures the trail left by a hunted animal (noun)
  • A setback or defeat (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of foil. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "foiled" in a sentence
  • "Former Lashkar trainees had also been prosecuted in foiled plots against New York, London and Australia."
  • "He called the foiled butt "Really juicy and nearly perfect.""
  • "CNN: Al Qaeda link investigated as clues emerge in foiled terror attack"