metal rolled or hammered into a very thin flexible sheet
person or thing that contrasts with, and so emphasizes, the qualities or another
prevent from succeeding; frustrate
"the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
"pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
"the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
"In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
"foil your opponent"
To take the foil off the roasting capon and put it higher in the gas-oven.
出自： K. Amis
Never had the..Emperor So great a foil by any foreign foe.
出自： C. Marlowe
It may give a man many a..foil and many a disheartening blow.
出自： R. South
King Richard..caused the ensignes of Leopold..to be puld downe, and foiled under foot.
出自： R. Knolles