- fall foul of
- fall foul of (something)
to break a law or a rule, and often be punished.
If their market share grows too large, they will fall foul of anti-monopoly laws.
New idioms dictionary. 2014.
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fall foul of — see under ↑foul • • • Main Entry: ↑fall fall foul of 1. To come into accidental contact with 2. To clash with 3. To assail • • • Main Entry: ↑foul * * * fall foul of … Useful english dictionary
fall foul of — (someone) to upset someone, so that they do not like you and try to harm you. Officials who fall foul of the mayor find themselves exiled to the most boring departments … New idioms dictionary
fall foul of — ► fall foul (or chiefly N. Amer. afoul) of come into conflict with. Main Entry: ↑fall … English terms dictionary
fall foul of — index bicker Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fall foul — verb a) To collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon) He was, literally speaking, drunk; which circumstance, together with his natural impetuosity, could produce no other effect than his running immediately up to his daughter, upon… … Wiktionary
fall foul — phrasal 1. : to have a collision : become entangled used chiefly of ships 2. : to have a quarrel : clash often used with of fell foul of one another 3. archaic : to make an attack … Useful english dictionary
fall foul of — collide; quarrel, conflict [with]. See impulse, discord … English dictionary for students
fall foul — get into a quarrel, clash; collide (of ships) … English contemporary dictionary
fall foul of — v. have a collision with (Nautical); become entangled with; become involved; attack … English contemporary dictionary
fall foul of — to get into trouble with someone or something … English dictionary