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English definition of “fall foul of sth”

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fall foul of sth

to break a rule or law, especially without intending to: Manufacturers may fall foul of the new government guidelines.
Translations of “fall foul of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指無意識地)違反(規則或法律)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指无意识地)违反(规则或法律)…
(Definition of fall foul of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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