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English definition of “fall foul of sth”

fall foul of sth

to break a rule or law, especially without intending to: Manufacturers may fall foul of the new government guidelines.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour Grammar:Fell or felt?Fell is the past simple of the verb fall:See more
(Definition of fall foul of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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