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English verb: run afoul

1. run afoul (social) go against, as of rules and laws


SamplesHe ran afoul of the law.
This behavior conflicts with our rules.


Synonymsconflict, contravene, infringe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate









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