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How to Pronounce afoul?

Correct pronunciation for the word "afoul" is [ɐfˈa͡ʊl], [ɐfˈa‍ʊl], [ɐ_f_ˈaʊ_l].

What are the misspellings for afoul?

"Afoul" in context

An afoul occurs when something goes wrong and an event becomes marred by an accident or incident. It can refer to any situation that is marred by conflict, rules being broken, something going wrong, or an unfortunate disagreement between two or more parties.

An afoul can often refer to an altercation between two people, either physical or verbal, or a situation where a rule or law has been violated. An afoul might also describe an event that is marred by an unfortunate incident or accident, something that wasn't anyone's fault, but made the event less enjoyable.

What are similar-sounding words for afoul?

Usage over time for afoul:

This graph shows how "afoul" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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