Meaning of FOIL in English

FOIL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

foil a plot (= prevent it from being successful )

The plot was foiled when he was stopped by US Customs agents.

foil/crush a coup (= stop it from being successful )

The government foiled an armed coup by rebel soldiers.

foil/thwart an attempt formal (= make it fail )

Troops loyal to the general foiled the assassination attempt.

silver foil

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

perfect

His work makes a perfect foil to Brown's insane language games.

The bright flavor of paprika, in combination with sour cream, is a perfect foil for the succulent meat of rabbit.

A simple round neck style with wrist length sleeves it makes the perfect foil for a favourite scarf or piece of jewellery.

The intensely flavored, spicy mole, with chocolate as its base, is the perfect foil for wild turkey.

silver

A tube of silver foil folded over a loop of line pulled down about eighteen inches between bite alarm and reel.

I love the shiny brown line, I love the crinkle of the silver foil .

To make top class budget reflectors for fluorescent tubes, line some guttering with silver foil .

My front rod-rests are fitted with electric bite alarms and I couple these with tubes of silver kitchen foil as indicators.

There is no silver foil , so Crilly sets us up with an empty chocolate wrapping from his pocket.

■ NOUN

aluminium

Take 4 large pieces of aluminium foil and place a quarter of the potatoes, onions and apples on each.

Small moulds for casting blocks can be made from aluminium foil .

A final covering of aluminium foil or carbon paper reduces the risk of detection by X-ray machines.

Weight the bird; transfer to a rack in a roasting tin and cover with aluminium foil .

Waxed paper and aluminium foil are also used.

Place each chicken roll on a square of aluminium foil .

aluminum

Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Cut four sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil into 8-inch squares.

CutRite was a leap in convenience, but aluminum foil carried wrapping to another level.

By surrounding the radio with aluminum foil , we neutralize or block the radio waves.

Manning had some aluminum foil that they were tinkering with at the plant.

When the war ended and demand for aluminum declined, Reynolds Metals focused more energy on developing a household aluminum foil .

Cover pheasant with aluminum foil and let rest in a warm place.

Meanwhile, cover the outside of the prepared springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent water leakage during the baking.

kitchen

To increase the amount of light, line the box with aluminium kitchen foil .

Don't use ordinary kitchen foil unless you are willing to replace it seasonally, since it tends to tarnish.

Put kitchen foil , shiny side facing you, on the wall behind any radiators fitted on outside walls to reflect heat.

Put a piece of kitchen foil on the plate and then the mould on top of that.

My front rod-rests are fitted with electric bite alarms and I couple these with tubes of silver kitchen foil as indicators.

tin

They put on tin foil hats and spoke an incomprehensible vernacular.

They carry with them covered dishes, salad bowls, and platters covered with tin foil .

He lost three stones in weight and had to be wrapped in tin foil in hospital because of heat loss.

Because, for us, tin foil cups house more than custards.

■ VERB

cover

Press the rice into the tin, cover it with foil and press down on all sides until it is compressed.

Remove and cover with foil or put in a warm oven.

A final covering of aluminium foil or carbon paper reduces the risk of detection by X-ray machines.

They carry with them covered dishes, salad bowls, and platters covered with tin foil .

When completely cold, cover the pot with foil or greaseproof paper.

When boar is finished cooking, remove strings and set on platter. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Place on a baking sheet and cover squash lightly with foil .

Meat should-be tender and juicy. Cover pheasant with aluminum foil and let rest in a warm place.

provide

Such inaction provides an ideal foil which leaves their assumed image of heterosexuality intact.

At ground level geraniums and hostas provide a contrasting foliar foil to neat gravel.

remove

Chill in the fridge until just before needed. 5 Remove the foil .

Flip and cook until other side is golden. Remove and cover with foil or put in a warm oven.

use

Blind emboss a raised impression made without using ink or foil .

Don't use ordinary kitchen foil unless you are willing to replace it seasonally, since it tends to tarnish.

wrap

They can also be wrapped separately in foil and refrigerated.

The dolls used to be porcelain, but these days tiny plastic babies wrapped in foil usually suffice.

He lost three stones in weight and had to be wrapped in tin foil in hospital because of heat loss.

Fold meat over to enclose stuffing, then wrap in aluminum foil to hold shape.

A white tablet, wrapped in foil , with a bird stamped on one side and a smiley face on the other.

They smiled a great deal; they offered him cigars and little, flat packages wrapped in gold foil .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Cover the turkey with foil and bake in a hot oven.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A useful foil for bright flowers.

Fashion has often been a foil to the seriousness of art.

The hardier hot foil printing burns the foil on to the leather so that it doesn't rub off.

The new clothes became a clever foil for his old self.

Then reduce oven setting to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6 and open the foil so that the bread browns and crisps.

They could conveniently make a foil out of all the churches, because so many conservatives in churches opposed suffrage.

Wrap in foil and bake in a 350 F oven until garlic is very soft and sweet, about 1 hour.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The burglar was foiled by a passer-by who noticed the broken window and phoned the police.

The escape attempt was foiled by police guards.

The government has foiled an attempted military coup.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An ambition to become a pilot was foiled by an eye-sight deficiency.

But troops loyal to the general foiled the attempt and he emerged with his customary grin and triumphal air-punching.

For the male, it is a stiff competition, but even the strongest can be unwittingly foiled.

He said this could foil the widely held expectation that cable and telephone companies will become chief competitors.

Or, to put it another way, genes that foil meiotic drivers will spread as surely as meiotic drivers will spread.

Read in studio An eighty four year old man has foiled a mugger who tried to steal his pension book.

Their first attempt, however, was foiled when they lost the centre leaf and had to walk out at this point.

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