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Noun: foiling  foy-ling
  1. An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    - frustration, thwarting
Verb: foil  foyl
  1. Enhance by contrast
    "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
     
  2. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "foil your opponent";
    - thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
     
  3. Cover or back with foil
    "foil mirrors"

Derived forms: foilings

Type of: contrast, counterpoint, cover, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hinderance, hindrance, interference, preclude, prevent

Encyclopedia: Foil, Missouri