foiled

adjective
\ ˈfȯi(-ə)ld \

Definition of foiled 

: ornamented with foils a foiled arch

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called the allegations of a foiled extremist plot a ploy Monday. Fox News, "Austria to lift immunity of Iranian diplomat in bomb plot," 4 July 2018 And just this month, Amal Clooney selected one of his foiled creations — with an extra-long train — for the Met Gala. refinery29.com, "Designer Richard Quinn On The Met Gala, The Queen, & Meghan Markle," 31 May 2018 And while thankfully no one dies because of a threat, fake or foiled attacks can be terrifying, too. New York Times, "‘This Is Not a Drill’: 11 Students on the Terror of Lockdowns," 16 Mar. 2018 And while no one dies just because of a threat, fake or foiled attacks can be terrifying, too. Kelly Virella, BostonGlobe.com, "Many students face terror of lockdowns in which threats are not carried out," 16 Mar. 2018 The anti-patriarchy group previously made another foiled attempt to steal the Vatican Nativity’s baby Jesus doll in 2014. Joseph Hincks, Time, "A Topless Protester Tried to Snatch a Baby Jesus Figure From the Vatican's Nativity Scene," 27 Dec. 2017 The anti-patriarchy group previously made another foiled attempt to steal the Vatican Nativity’s baby Jesus doll in 2014. Joseph Hincks, Time, "A Topless Protester Tried to Snatch a Baby Jesus Figure From the Vatican's Nativity Scene," 27 Dec. 2017 The anti-patriarchy group previously made another foiled attempt to steal the Vatican Nativity’s baby Jesus doll in 2014. Joseph Hincks, Time, "A Topless Protester Tried to Snatch a Baby Jesus Figure From the Vatican's Nativity Scene," 27 Dec. 2017 The anti-patriarchy group previously made another foiled attempt to steal the Vatican Nativity’s baby Jesus doll in 2014. Joseph Hincks, PEOPLE.com, "A Topless Protester Tried to Snatch a Baby Jesus Figure from the Vatican's Nativity Scene," 26 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of foiled

1835, in the meaning defined above

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