foiling foiling  /ˈfɔ ɪ lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If it turns out to be true, the authorities did an excellent job foiling a plot before it happened.
  2. A PTI photo essay on March 20 - 26: Flying the flag of peace in San Francisco; foiling a precocious suicide bomber in the West Bank and a dog gets a spa day in Thailand.
  3. Equally adept at agronomy and foiling the police, Oregon's pot farmers turned home-grown weed into a profitable racket by developing their unique sinsemillas hybrid.

News

  1. NSA Surveillance Played Little Role in Foiling Terror Plots, Experts Say

    Lawyers and intelligence experts with direct knowledge of two intercepted terrorist plots that the Obama administration says confirm the value of the NSA's vast data-mining activities have questioned whether the surveillance sweeps played a significant role, if any, in foiling the attacks. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

  2. Is Kawhi Leonard Proving He's The LeBron James Stopper In 2013 Finals?

    Kawhi Leonard has done a masterful job on LeBron James during the NBA Finals , just not enough to be treasured as a "LeBron James stopper." Anyone who watched Leonard during the regular season isn't surprised by his stout defensive sets— defense is what he does. He can score, dish and rebound as well, but foiling opponents' best scorers is what he does best. Tony Parker (when healthy), Tim ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Lawmakers call for new debate on Patriot Act

    An outspoken critic of the government's electronic surveillance programs, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado said Sunday he was not convinced that a program to collect huge amounts of information about Americans' phone calls had led to the foiling of any terror plots.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. "I'm pleased to say that this agreement preserves the single most potent tool we have in protecting America and foiling terrorist attacks, and that is the CIA program to question the world's most dangerous terrorists and to get their secrets,"...
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: President Bush Source: ABC Online

  2. "It is a coup d'etat, it is clearly aimed at planting discord and foiling all attempts to resolve" the crisis, Sports and Youth Minister Ahmad Fatfat told AFP.
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Ahmad Fatfat Source: AFP

  3. "Our enemies are trying to destabilise us but we are capable of foiling their plot," said Mr Beshir, who also reiterated Khartoum's support for Iran's nuclear program, which the West is concerned will be used to manufacture weapons.
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Omar al-Bashir Source: NEWS.com.au

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