Definition of 'foe'
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This meeting with his oldest and fiercest foe seems to have injected adrenaline into his veins. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Who goes there, friend or foe? The Sun (2016)It is why the wounded who leave the field on stretchers invariably receive consoling applause from all quarters, friend and foe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That much is well understood by friends and foes of the USA. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The president's switch of friend and foe is unnerving powerful military commanders in the Philippines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her complex relationships with these two are the core of her earlier life, as they were to become not just political foes but love rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the prospect of facing their old foes will certainly be a strong incentive. The Sun (2012)His henchmen colluded in the mass murder of political foes. The Sun (2008)The issue divides friend and foe alike. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This may be in part why both friends and foes say that he becomes easily riled. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had no foes other than political ones. The Sun (2015)He has a political message to send to friends and foes alike. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More usefully the numbers alert drivers to friend or foe and prepare them for trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He faced formidable foes and could count on few allies, at least for very long. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But neither quite commands the same affection, from friend and foe alike. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It can be hard to tell friend from foe in the heat of the Afghan desert. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All political parties must send the right signals - to friend and foe alike. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Foods can be friends or foes, drinks can be allies or enemies. Beat Jet Lag - arrive alert and stay alert (1991)Gang violence is a serious problem in inner cities, where postcodes are used to distinguish friend from foe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They covered in number the ground of the field of battle when the action was over and were seen stripping and plundering friend and foe alike. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He seemed a bit rusty but then perhaps he has forgotten what a formidable foe the PM can be. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Kremlin leader's own attitude to the death of his political foe is difficult to discern. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That's worry: a formidable foe. Christianity Today (2000)Political friends and foes alike tried, in vain, to console him. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are cheered by parties acting in the national interest and heartened by former political foes seeking common ground, rounding off the sharper edges of dogma. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So have their old political foes - the right-wing paramilitaries and criminal groups trying to gain control of the drugs trade. Times, Sunday Times (2011)BT, though, has proved a formidable foe. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A You're facing a formidable foe. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'foe'
British English: foe NOUN
Someone's foe is their enemy.
But he soon discovers that his old foe may be leading him into a trap.
Definition of foe from the Collins English Dictionary
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