Check and Foil


Check verb - To be in agreement on every point.

Foil is a synonym for check in allow topic. In some cases you can use "Foil" instead the word "Check" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like bar, hinder.


Foil verb - To prevent from achieving a goal.
Usage example: in popular fiction the hero will always foil the villain's plans

Check is a synonym for foil in allow topic. You can use "Check" instead the word "Foil" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as thwart, stop, circumvent.

Nearby Words: foiled, foiling

How words are described

good good check good foil
direct direct check direct foil
simple simple check simple foil
big big check big foil
Other adjectives: serious, cheerful, red.

Common collocations

name check name foil name
time check time foil time

Both words in one sentence

  • As the suave second to his King, Yukari might also be considered a foil to Awashima and Kusanagi - check episode 9.
  • Western Animation / Superfriends Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The Legion of Doom invents teleportation, invisibility, Time Travel, and casually constructs an entire planet inside a black hole... and they use these marvels to rob banks and attempt to foil one or two of their enemies.
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