afoul of

preposition
\ə-ˈfau̇-ləv \

Definition of afoul of 

1 : in or into conflict with ran afoul of the law

2 : in or into collision or entanglement with

First Known Use of afoul of

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for afoul of

afoul "fouled, tangled," from a- entry 1 + foul entry 1

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