Definition of "foils" []

  • 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)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of foil. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "foils" in a sentence
  • "The use of foils is a literary device for enhancing the traits of one character by contrasting them with the totally opposite traits of another."
  • "She constructed a device for sending alpha particles emitted from radium C to the scintillation screen through thin foils of gold or of copper which acted as primary absorbers for the ordinary a-particles. 53 35"
  • "The showrunner's ADD continually causes them to plow through potentially long-term foils for Jack with shocking speed."