Definition of 'foil'
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Butter sheets of foil or baking parchment and place over top. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Look out for foil red and gold signature cards in lucky packets. The Sun (2016)Preheat the grill to medium and line a baking tray with tin foil. The Sun (2016)Lay out four sheets of foil. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Remove the foil and cook for a further 10 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Make sure you have enough tin foil, food wrap and freezer bags. The Sun (2016)Leave to rest under tin foil for 15 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A covered arm is the perfect foil for a bared leg. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wrap the turkey in two layers of aluminium foil and cover with clean tea towels. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Spread a baking sheet with foil and lightly oil. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first attempts were foiled by bad weather. The Sun (2014)The claim will fuel criticisms that police missed chances to foil the suicide attacks. The Sun (2006)The security services reckon they have already foiled one attack. The Sun (2014)They removed the foil and alerted club bosses. The Sun (2015) Wrap in foil and leave to cool. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were warned of the danger of informers and secret police trying to foil them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Wrap the sole in tin foil and place the parcel into the steamer or colander. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Wrap each beetroot with aluminium foil and place on a baking sheet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Smear remaining oil onto middle of two sheets of foil. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In none of the cases had the data foiled an attack. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Press the foil together to seal the cooking pouches and then place on the grill. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The intelligence services are also fond of saying that they foil one or two plots a year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Each pairing is a perfect foil. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can't compare gold to tin foil. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was the perfect foil to all the trains, boats and planes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is wrapped in gold foil and a red wrapper, before being stamped with the royal crest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Case closed Prison guards have foiled an escape attempt in which a woman tried to smuggle out her boyfriend in a suitcase. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I'm not sure they would have been able to foil a serious crime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just as white was last summer's perfect foil for primary colours, now tan takes its place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'foil'
British English: foil /fɔɪl/ NOUN
Foil is metal that is as thin as paper. It is used to wrap food in.
- American English: foil
- Arabic: رُقَاقَةٌ مَعْدِنِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: papel metálico
- Chinese: 箔
- Croatian: folija
- Czech: fólie
- Danish: folie
- Dutch: folie contrast
- European Spanish: lámina de metal
- Finnish: folio
- French: papier d’aluminium
- German: Folie
- Greek: έλασμα
- Italian: foglio di alluminio
- Japanese: ホイル
- Korean: 포일
- Norwegian: folie
- Polish: folia
- European Portuguese: papel de alumínio
- Romanian: folie
- Russian: фольга
- Spanish: lámina de metal
- Swedish: folie
- Thai: โลหะแผ่น
- Turkish: folyo
- Ukrainian: фольга
- Vietnamese: lá kim loại
British English: foil VERB
If you foil someone's plan or attempt to do something, for example to commit a crime, you succeed in stopping them from doing what they want.
A brave police chief foiled an armed robbery by grabbing the thief's shotgun.
Definition of foil from the Collins English Dictionary
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