foul of

preposition

: afoul of
he fell foul of the law
ran foul of a hidden reef

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foul of was in 1596

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“Foul of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foul%20of. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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foul of

preposition

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