foiled foiled  /ˈfɔ ɪld/


  • (adj) disappointingly unsuccessful


  1. The President revealed new details of the foiled 2002 terror plot to show off how well he works with allies.
  2. But the attempted bombing was foiled.
  3. Two weeks later there was another report of a foiled plot, this one a far more serious-sounding scheme to blow up the Holland Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to Manhattan.


  1. Touring Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online

    It was a productive afternoon: I rescued a pig, solved a murder, and foiled a regicide—not bad for a sell-sword who's 90 years-young. At this year's E3 I scored some time with a beta build of Bethesda's new MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls Online. I explored the lands of Tamriel as a decrepit mercenary, bent on stealing anything and everything that wasn't bolted down. After a brief crash course on the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PC World

  2. Would-be subway bomber used to justify surveillance

    Najibullah Zazi’s foiled plot to bomb the New York subways has become the centerpiece of the effort to tamp down criticism of two recently revealed National Security Agency surveillance programs.Government officials, however, have changed their stories and misstated key facts of the Zazi plot
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Violet woman allegedly goes on shoplifting binge at Chalmette shopping center

    A Violet woman on Monday allegedly was foiled amid a binge shoplifting excursion in a Chalmette shopping center. A St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy caught her during her fourth theft of the day, according to the Sheriff's Office.Amanda Chanson, 33,...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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  1. "Any effort to derail the democratic process or the holding of elections will be foiled," Musharraf told state run APP as a violence-marred campaign, which was overshadowed by the assassination of Pakistan People's Party leader Benazir Bhutto,...
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Sify

  2. "If you look at the nature of the sort of attacks that have either been carried out or have been foiled, we are talking about attacks on crowded public places," Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said in an interview with Sky News. "We are talking...
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Jacqui Smith Source: International Herald Tribune

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