Foil and Hinder


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

Hinder is a synonym for foil in thwart topic. In some cases you can use "Hinder" instead a verb "Foil", when it comes to topics like impede, circumvent.
Nearby Words: foiled, foiling
Synonyms for Foil


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Hinder verb – To create difficulty for the work or activity of.
Usage example: was not hindered by a lack of money because she could use what food she had on hand

Foil is a synonym for hinder in thwart topic. You can use "Foil" instead a verb "Hinder", if it concerns topics such as impede, hamper.
Nearby Words: hindrance, hindered, hindering
Synonyms for Hinder

Common collocations

character foil character hinder character
operation foil operation hinder operation
someone foil someone hinder someone
plot foil plot hinder plot
Other nouns: plan, success, mission, plans, heist, attacks, plots, enemies, attempts.

Both words in one sentence

  • You Can't Thwart Stage One Interestingly, this gets inverted in the first movie: Twilight manages to at least severely hinder Sunset Shimmer's plan to steal the Element of Magic crown, and she manages to foil Shimmer's plan to gain that crown by becoming Princess of the school ball.
  • Fan Fic / Intrepid Blackmail: Foil, having seen through Shadow Stalker's Hinder guise, blackmails her into having Normandy rescue her sister from Lung's group in exchange for keeping it secret.
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