- v enhance by contrast
In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background
- v hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
- v cover or back with foil
- s disappointingly unsuccessful
their foiled attempt to capture Calais
- The President revealed new details of the foiled 2002 terror plot to show off how well he works with allies.
- Police officers foiled a plan to assassinate a regional education minister in northwestern Pakistan when they engaged four militants in a gunbattle Monday that ended with a teenage .
- Federal agents say they also foiled an attempt by the gang to assassinate Federal Prosecutor Jose Luis Santiago, who oversees the extradition of high-level criminals to the United .
News & Articles
- 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 ...
June 12, 2013 - PC World
- 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
June 12, 2013 - Seattle Times
- 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,...
June 12, 2013 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
- Pervez Musharraf in Sify
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,...
- Jacqui Smith in International Herald Tribune
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...