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It seems that the company had run afoul of the agency’s stringent rules regulating formula intended for infants.

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Also, be aware that no matter where you host the stream, you are probably running afoul of copyright laws if you play any music.

Ant, for its part, seemed to run afoul of Beijing in two ways.

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If a payment could run afoul of the rules, companies must submit requests for exemption.

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For decades, it was political death to run afoul of the police and their powerful unions.

For all its flagrant indiscretions, though, FIFA has never run afoul of the law.

Back in the 1990s, he ran afoul of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), the certifying organization for his specialty.

The tax-exempt donations do not appear to run afoul of U.S. law.

To destroy the guy in the court of public opinion may run afoul of [legal ethics].

It also remains unclear whether traditional practices such as aging tobacco in cedar or other woods might run afoul of the ban.

"He's certainly fallen afoul of some mighty tough luck," went on Dick.

They were so thick that many appeared to be afoul of one another; now all standing on this tack, now on that.

All I hope for now is that we dont run afoul of some half-sunken rock, or it may be a snag!

A big flock of them ran afoul of the tower and were dazed by the lights.

And even when the feller got afoul of him, the chances are the old land-pirut would steal the brick.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to afoul, such as: afield, badly, erringly, erroneously, faultily, and improperly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.