Meaning of afoul
Pronunciation: (u-foul'), [key]
— adv., adj.
- in a state of collision or entanglement: a ship with its shrouds afoul.
- The boat ran afoul of the seaweed.
- 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.
- afoul (Thesaurus)