There are 3 main translations of foil in Spanish

: foil1foil2foil3

foil1

frustrar, v.

Pronunciation: /fɔɪl//fɔɪl/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (plan/attempt) frustrar
    foiled again! ¡otro intento frustrado!

There are 3 main translations of foil in Spanish

: foil1foil2foil3

foil2

lámina de metal, n.

Pronunciation: /fɔɪl//fɔɪl/

noun

  • 1

    • Both of these are conceived as lightweight foils to the solid white mass of the main volume and reveal something of the building's functions.
    • Patterson feels that 34 year-old Starbuck will be the perfect foil for him in on-the-field affairs.
    • And as for that little man, who was the ghost writer of the whole thing, well he is the perfect foil for Mr. Keane.
    • The more I learned, the more he became the foil to Cook's trajectory - the night sky to Cook's rising star.
    • Tony's meddling sister Janice turns into an excellent foil and object of Tony's anger.
    • The big leathery leaves of the hostas are an excellent foil for the fernlike foliage of the astilbes.
    • It provides a perfect foil for the more lively Donaghy's bar.
    • No longer simply comic foils or chubby sidekicks, the leading men of these shows are supersize stars.
    • More rich color comes from a deep green dwarf philodendron, whose glossy leaves are a foil to the pincushions' fine texture.
    • Their partnership seemed perfect - the steady Toms offering a perfect foil to the inconsistent brilliance of Mickelson.
    • Noah is the perfect foil to Rachel's twitchy intellect.
    • Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.
    • As a foil to the brilliance of Dalglish he was the cornerstone of the fabulous Liverpool midfield of the 1980's.
    • ‘Sutton is the perfect foil for a more mobile striker, and in his Blackburn days Shearer performed that role,’ the defender states.
    • If Sandra for the major part is congenial, affable, it is her sparring partner, Regina King, who plays a perfect foil.
    • He provided a perfect foil for Afridi, and reached a half-century of his own.
    • With women finding themselves pushing their way up the social ladder, husbands are now okay with playing the perfect foil.
    • His chunky, twitchy presence is the perfect foil for Li's monotone, driven one and the scenes the two have together are amongst the best in the film.
    • He was a great ‘reacter,’ which made him the perfect foil for Stan and Ollie.
    • Now Thatcher's famous intransigence provided the perfect foil to the image being built of the noble rebel.
    • Audrey was pointing the foil still on Vincent's throat.
    • The Italian foil with crossbar, with a very short grip, requires holding the pommel against the wrist by means of a strap.
    • Indeed Veeru's Napier thrust looked just the foil to Rahul's rapier thrust.
    • Just as she gets stabbed through the neck with a fencing foil, it is revealed that what we've just seen was nothing but a TV movie.
    • As she spun, the missed thrust carried the girl forward, and she took advantage of that, hitting the girl in the stomach with the tip of her foil.
    • They loaded it into the Holden's carriage along with some foils for fencing, a few books, and the girls' dolls.
    • The tournament involves the three fencing swords, foil, épée and sabre and comprises individual and team events.
    • He clouds his own points by making references to modern foil, épée and sabre.
    • The very design of the Italian foil and épée is based on the rapier prototype.
    • I had read about this kind of sword before - a Rapier - a dueling foil - a child's toy.
    • Each adversary was dressed in a white jacket, the buttons of their foils were dipped in liquid; that of Lapiere's red, Le Brun's black.
    • Quentin walks to the wall and examines one of the two fencing foils on display.
    • The illustration shows a parry similar to the French foil parry of fifth.
    • However, it reappeared in a different form the next day when Tandy was doing some work on his fencing foil.
    • Harrison gulps with the point of the foil at his throat.
    • Afterwards the Prince asked for a set of foils, masks and gloves, for which Roland was suitably rewarded.
    • The rules still state that the foil and épée are thrusting weapons.
    • He puts the fencing foil back on the wall and asks Petofi if he needs a doctor.
    • She grimaced and let the point of her foil drop to the floor.
    • What is the compelling reason for beginning your fencing career with the foil?
    • His direct action and cool nerves foil the robbery in suitably dramatic fashion.
    • On May 30, the government announced that it had foiled a second coup attempt.
    • Lamont and Rollo foil a robbery and take possession of the burglar's gun.
    • Police foiled their attempt to march out of the Dhaka University campus to demonstrate on the street.
    • The officers also foiled a protected animals smuggling attempt to South Korea, South Africa and Japan.
    • A have-a-go hero who was shot as he tried to foil a bank robbery was a retired bank manager himself, it emerged last night.
    • Police and the army have already foiled several bomb attacks and captured several suspected terrorists.
    • Like the film, it begins with an ordinary day in the life of Mr. Incredible and his wife-to-be, Elastigirl, as they foil a bank heist.
    • A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
    • But Morgan makes enemies right away when he foils a mugging by a gang of local ruffians.
    • I was informed recently that it was a Johnson who foiled the gunpowder plot.
    • There is more to foil the car thief's attempt.
    • The security company which foiled the abduction of a baby from a maternity hospital is to create 200 new jobs in a nationwide expansion.
    • Police foiled a 1999 kidnap plot against Victoria and Brooklyn, although no one was arrested in that case.
    • Rain is man's mortal enemy, foiling our fiendish plans at every opportunity!
    • Two Bradford postmen have been hailed for foiling a raid on a post office on their way to work.
    • Armed police foiled a robbery in Urmston today.
    • At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.
    • 1.1(metal sheet)

      lámina de metal feminine
      • I unwrapped the tin foil from the sandwich as Zephyr glared hungrily at it.
      • Tin foil hats arrive in the mail ten days after your membership is confirmed.
      • For special needs, stainless steel and copper foil may be specified.
      • Indeed the roses made of purplish painted aluminium foil have a sick irradiated glow.
      • Gold foil is used for decorative gilding coatings in, for example books, church furniture, steeples and statues.
      • Mr. Doe unwrapped the tin foil and found five hundred dollar bills.
      • Do not cover drip tray or any part of the oven with metal foil.
      • I could see lots of clear plastic bags and silver foil wraps floating away.
      • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with olive oil.
      • What if I blocked the vents with crumpled aluminium foil and kept the hot air from escaping?
      • And as well as wrapping the turkey in foil this year, some people tried doing the same with their sets.
      • I unwrapped a Pop Tart from its foil wrapper and placed it in the toaster.
      • For large cutouts, copper foil is used as a temporary backing to hold the enamel in place.
      • An outer insulating layer protects the anode, a thin lithium metal foil or a graphite - lithium composite.
      • Tom carefully arranged the bacon on a sheet covered with aluminum foil.
      • When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
      • On a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil spread out the seeds.
      • And I've covered all my work surfaces with heavy-duty kitchen foil.
      • She parked her tush on one of the chairs and removed the foil wrapping.
      • If you can't track them down use foil instead, which may not be as pretty but is just as effective.

    • 1.2Cooking

      papel de aluminio masculine
      papel de plata masculine
      papel Albal masculine Spain trademark

  • 2

    (contrast)
    to be a foil for / to sth/sb
    • the perfect foil for pork el complemento ideal para la carne de cerdo
    • the black background was a good foil to their bright costumes el fondo negro hacía resaltar el brillante colorido de los trajes
    • they are the perfect foil for each other se complementan perfectamente

There are 3 main translations of foil in Spanish

: foil1foil2foil3

foil3

florete, n.

Pronunciation: /fɔɪl//fɔɪl/

noun

  • 1

    (sword)
    florete masculine
  • 2

    (event)
    esgrima feminine