phonetic symbol: / fɔ́ɪl / 

foil - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button

[ noun ]
■ a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
・the photographic film was wrapped in foil

[ noun ]
■ picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base
■ viewed with a projector

[ noun ]
■ a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
・the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils

[ noun ]
■ anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
・pretty girls like plain friends as foils

[ verb ]
■ cover or back with foil
・foil mirrors

[ verb ]
■ hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
・foil your opponent
baffle , bilk , cross , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil , thwart

[ verb ]
■ enhance by contrast
・In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

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