fall foul of

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Definition of fall foul of

: to get into trouble because of failing to do what is required by (the law, a rule, etc.) After leaving school she fell foul of the law and spent time in jail. companies that fall foul of labor laws

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“Fall foul of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20foul%20of. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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