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foilverb baffle, balk, be obstructive, bring to naught, cause to be nugatory, check, confound, counter, counteract, countermine, cripple, crush, dash, dash one's hopes, defeat, disable, disappoint, disrupt, eludere, frustrate, get in the way of, hamper, hinder, impede, intercept, keep from being successful, nip, obstruct, override, prevent, render vain, retard, ruin, spoil, stultify, subdue, thwart, upset, vanquish
Associated concepts: foil a crime
See also: arrest, balk, bar, check, circumvent, constrict, contravene, counter, counteract, defeat, deter, disadvantage, discontinue, enjoin, fight, frustrate, frustration, halt, hamper, inhibit, interfere, interrupt, keep, oppugn, overturn, parry, preclude, prevent, repel, restrain, stem, stop, subdue, thwart, withstand