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foil

US [fɔɪl]
UK [fɔɪl]
  • n.箔;【船】(船艇的)水翼;陪衬物;【体】花剑
  • v.衬托;阻止;挫败;【猎】搅乱
  • Web金属薄片;金属箔;锡箔纸
Simple Present:foils  Present Participle:foiling  Past Tense:foiled  
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n.
1.
[u]
(尤指包装食物等用的)箔metal made into very thin sheets that is used for covering or wrapping things, especially food
aluminium foil
铝箔
aluminum foil
铝箔
2.
[u]
箔纸(覆有箔的纸)paper that is covered in very thin sheets of metal
The chocolates are individually wrapped in gold foil.
巧克力用金箔纸一颗颗独立包装。
3.
[c]
~ (for sb/sth)
陪衬者;陪衬物a person or thing that contrasts with, and therefore emphasizes, the qualities of another person or thing
The pale walls provide a perfect foil for the furniture.
浅色的墙壁完全衬托出家具的特色。
4.
[c]
(击剑运动用的)花剑a long thin light sword used in the sport of fencing
v.
1.
[oftpass]
挫败,阻止,制止(非法活动等)to stop sth from happening, especially sth illegal; to prevent sb from doing sth
to foil a plan/crime/plot
挫败计划╱犯罪╱阴谋
Customs officials foiled an attempt to smuggle the paintings out of the country.
海关关员阻截了一次企图走私画作出境的阴谋。
They were foiled in their attempt to smuggle the paintings.
他们走私绘画作品的企图未能得逞。

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