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Idioms for afoul
- to become entangled with: The boat ran afoul of the seaweed.
- to come into conflict with: The business had fallen afoul of the new government regulations.
Words nearby afoul
Example sentences from the Web for afoul
It seems that the company had run afoul of the agency’s stringent rules regulating formula intended for infants.
Also, be aware that no matter where you host the stream, you are probably running afoul of copyright laws if you play any music.How to livestream an event for all your friends and family|Harry Guinness|November 25, 2020|Popular Science
Ant, for its part, seemed to run afoul of Beijing in two ways.China’s markets welcome homegrown tech—but Ant’s suspended IPO is a reminder of the risks|Grady McGregor|November 7, 2020|Fortune
If a payment could run afoul of the rules, companies must submit requests for exemption.Ransomware victims find themselves between a rock and a hard place|rhhackettfortune|October 2, 2020|Fortune
For decades, it was political death to run afoul of the police and their powerful unions.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs?|by Alec MacGillis|September 3, 2020|ProPublica
For all its flagrant indiscretions, though, FIFA has never run afoul of the law.
Back in the 1990s, he ran afoul of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), the certifying organization for his specialty.
The tax-exempt donations do not appear to run afoul of U.S. law.How U.S. Taxpayers Are Subsidizing The Defense Of Palestinian Teen’s Alleged Killers|ProPublica|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To destroy the guy in the court of public opinion may run afoul of [legal ethics].Why Was Hillary Clinton Laughing About Helping Suspected Child Rapist?|Lloyd Grove|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also remains unclear whether traditional practices such as aging tobacco in cedar or other woods might run afoul of the ban.
"He's certainly fallen afoul of some mighty tough luck," went on Dick.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas|Stanley R. Matthews
They were so thick that many appeared to be afoul of one another; now all standing on this tack, now on that.Cape Cod|Henry D. Thoreau
All I hope for now is that we dont run afoul of some half-sunken rock, or it may be a snag!Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube|Louis Arundel
A big flock of them ran afoul of the tower and were dazed by the lights.The Runaway Skyscraper|Murray Leinster
And even when the feller got afoul of him, the chances are the old land-pirut would steal the brick.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day