Definition of Afoul

1. Adjective. Especially of a ship's lines etc. "A foul anchor"

Exact synonyms: Foul, Fouled
Similar to: Tangled

Definition of Afoul

1. adv. & a. In collision; entangled.

Definition of Afoul

1. Adverb. In a state of entanglement or conflict with. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afoul

1. entangled [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afoul

aforementioned(a)
aforenamed
aforeness
aforenoted
aforesaid
aforesaid(a)
aforesaide
aforesayd
aforestated
aforestation
aforethought
aforethought(ip)
aforetime
aforetimes
aformentioned
afoul (current term)
afoul(ip)
afoxe
afraid
afraid(p)
afraid of one's own shadow
afraidness
afrayed
afreet
afreets
afresh
africa south of the sahara
african
african green monkey kidney cell
african horse sickness

Literary usage of Afoul

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1. The Court Circles of the Republic: Or, The Beauties and Celebrities of the by Elizabeth Fries Ellet, R. E. Mack (1869)
"... of the Ladies for Washington—Progress of the President Elect—afoul of a Snag—Landing and Rustic Reception—Accident on board a Steamboat—President Polk's ..."

2. The County: The "dark Continent" of the American Politics by Henry Stimson Gilbertson (1917)
"... CHAPTER IV FALLING afoul OF AND yet we should do the subject less than justice were we not to recall an historical adventure that befell the county in ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1906)
"... that she came afoul of the starboard bow of the Harriet, whose helm was hard to starboard, and the jib and fore-top-mast stay-sail set to steer clear; ..."

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