Definition of Run afoul

1. Verb. Go against, as of rules and laws. "This behavior conflicts with our rules"




Definition of Run afoul

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive nautical) To become entangled or in conflict with. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run Afoul

run-on sentence
run-on sentences
run-ons
run-resistant
run-through
run-time
run-time error
run-up
run-ups
run a bath
run a mile
run a red light
run a risk
run about
run across
run afoul (current term)
run afoul of
run after
run aground
run along
run amok
run and gun
run around
run around after
run around like a chicken with its head cut off
run around with
run away
run away with
run back
run bases

Literary usage of Run afoul

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1906)
"... as aforesaid, are bound to take notice of all such vessels as may have come to an anchor, and so to navigate their vessel as not to run afoul of, ..."

2. Is a U. N. International Criminal Court in the U. S. National Interest edited by Rod Grams (2001)
"Are you effectively saying, yes, Israel could run afoul of the Court under the present structure as proposed? Ambassador SCHEFFER. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Determined in the Constitutional Court of South Carolinaby South Carolina Court of Appeals by South Carolina Court of Appeals (1822)
"... and it became apparent that they were about to run afoul of each other, it was the duty of the vessel to winward to keep away ; especially when she w-ai ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1906)
"... as aforesaid, are bound to take notice of all such vessels as may have come to an anchor, and so to navigate their vessel as not to run afoul of, ..."

5. Is a U. N. International Criminal Court in the U. S. National Interest edited by Rod Grams (2001)
"Are you effectively saying, yes, Israel could run afoul of the Court under the present structure as proposed? Ambassador SCHEFFER. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Determined in the Constitutional Court of South Carolinaby South Carolina Court of Appeals by South Carolina Court of Appeals (1822)
"... and it became apparent that they were about to run afoul of each other, it was the duty of the vessel to winward to keep away ; especially when she w-ai ..."

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