- adv. 冲撞着，纠缠着
- adj. 纠缠的，冲撞的
来自短语on foul. foul,犯规，发臭。
- afoul (adv.)
- 1809, originally nautical, "in collision or entanglement," from a- (1) + foul (adj.). From 1833 in general sense of "in violent or hostile conflict," mainly in phrases such as run afoul of.
- 1. The kites were afoul in the wind.
- 2. All of them had run afoul of the law at some time or other.
- 3. The paternal longing ran afoul of her own desire.
- 4. This ran afoul of the law.
- 5. The ship ran afoul of the floating seaweed.
[ afoul 造句 ]