Synonyms for FOILfɔɪl
a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
enhance by contrast
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus
cover or back with foil
FOIL(verb)Shortened form of aerofoil/airfoil.
foil(1)To multiply two binomials together.
foil(1)To prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
foil(1)A thin layer of metal put between a jewel and its setting to make it seem more brilliant.
foil(1)In literature, theatre/theater, etc, a character who helps emphasize the traits of the main character.
foil(1)Anything that acts to emphasise the characteristics of something.
foil(1)A very thin sword with a blunted (or foiled) tip
foil(1)A thin, transparent plastic material on which marks are made and projected for the purposes of presentation. See transparency.
foil(1)A stylized flower or leaf.
foil(1)Shortened form of hydrofoil.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.
See synonyms for QUICKEN.
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
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