Foil

Foil [ foil  ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to frustrate, thwart or prevent from succeeding
2. (n.) a defeat
3. (n.) a thin sheet of metal that can be used to wrap food
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The police were unable to foil the robbery, which resulted in the demands for the resignation of the police inspector.
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