Definition of Afoul
into conflict or difficulty with
Examples of Afoul in a sentence
The explorers had started their journey with little trouble, but they soon ran afoul of many troubles with the weather and terrain.
My snack on the beach was nice and all, until I ran afoul of the seagulls that were constantly trying to nab my food out of my hands.
The ship had smooth sailing for most of the journey, but ran afoul of a serious storm before it could reach its destination.
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