run afoul

run afoul
verb
go against, as of rules and laws
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He ran afoul of the law

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This behavior conflicts with our rules

Syn: ↑conflict, ↑infringe, ↑contravene
Derivationally related forms: ↑contravention (for: ↑contravene), ↑infringement (for: ↑infringe), ↑conflict (for: ↑conflict)
Hypernyms:
transgress, ↑offend, ↑infract, ↑violate, ↑go against, ↑breach, ↑break
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • run afoul of — (someone/something) to act in a way not allowed by rules or the law. Rodman ran afoul of the team s rules and was kept out of the next game. He ran afoul of his supervisor, who complained to the mayor about his work …   New idioms dictionary

  • run afoul of — index collide (clash) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • run afoul — v. (d; intr.) to run afoul of (to run afoul of the law) * * * (d; intr.) to run afoul of (to run afoul of the law) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • run afoul of — I see run II run afoul (or foul) of 1) Nautical collide or become entangled with (an obstacle or another vessel) another ship ran afoul of us 2) come into conflict with; go against the act may run afoul of consumer protection legislation …   Useful english dictionary

  • run afoul of — verb a) To become entangled in; to run aground on. When quoting others, take care not to run afoul of copyright rules. b) To contravene …   Wiktionary

  • run afoul — verb To become entangled or in conflict with. See Also: run afoul of …   Wiktionary

  • run afoul of — idi a) Naut. to collide with so as to cause damage and entanglement b) idi to encounter or engender the animosity of; anger: to run afoul of the law[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • run afoul of someone — run afoul of (someone/something) to act in a way not allowed by rules or the law. Rodman ran afoul of the team s rules and was kept out of the next game. He ran afoul of his supervisor, who complained to the mayor about his work …   New idioms dictionary

  • run afoul of something — run afoul of (someone/something) to act in a way not allowed by rules or the law. Rodman ran afoul of the team s rules and was kept out of the next game. He ran afoul of his supervisor, who complained to the mayor about his work …   New idioms dictionary

  • run afoul of something — run aˈfoul of sth idiom to do sth that is not allowed by a law or rule, or to do sth that people in authority disapprove of • to run afoul of the law Main entry: ↑afoulidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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