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run afoul

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v run afoul go against, as of rules and laws "He ran afoul of the law","This behavior conflicts with our rules"
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Usage

In literature:

If we'd run afoul of a ship I shouldn't have been so surprised.
"Thankful's Inheritance" by Joseph C. Lincoln
That she'd made a mistake and run afoul of an asylum for the feeble-minded.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I was out and Tim and the Irishman run afoul of each other.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
If, like me, you can't pole a punt its length without running into a mud-bank or afoul of the bushes, then send for Fin.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Was comin' along alone, 'n' run afoul of some Injuns.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
I have never run afoul the police.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Has anything run afoul of you?
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 2, December, 1877" by Various
Do you want to run afoul of us?
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The suffering falls upon the alien, who runs afoul of their customs, especially one who has known the delight of liberty.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Other modern water projects in the Basin have been relatively modest or have run afoul of strong opposition.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
Neither of us could afford to run afoul of the law.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Seounded 's though ye run afoul of a bone, but mebbe, arfter all, 'twas only the bottom o' the tray.
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
Why, you must have run afoul of him, Cap'n Sears.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Without it, he might run afoul of very grave danger.
"We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Envious subordinates hinted that at one time or other he had run afoul some feminine reef.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
I'll run afoul of 'em some morning an' make shark's food out of th' whole lot!
"Hopalong Cassidy" by Clarence E. Mulford
Close to the Indian Territory line we run afoul of the whole Cheyenne tribe.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
It seems that we are destined to run afoul of them.
"The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves" by Claude A. Labelle
There was a season when I attended a good many trials of men who had run afoul of the law in this manner.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
If he thinks we wouldn't run afoul of the trustees, I may try to get in there again to see what I can learn.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In news:

In that case, you can't deduct the $250 loss because you have run afoul of the wash-sale rules.
Whooping crane plane runs afoul of regulators.
Photo inside polling place runs afoul of election law.
9-Year-Old's Fort Runs Afoul of Evil Homeowners Association — Is It Fair.
Chalk art event runs afoul of city ordinance.
Brewers' Rodriguez runs afoul of law.
Caped Crusader' runs afoul of troopers.
The Honorable' runs afoul of House ethics rules.
Bishop's call for donations runs afoul of campaign law.
Another Obamacare Mandate Runs Afoul of the Courts.
At-large councilman's support of waste transfer station runs afoul of district.
Audit on K-12 health benefits runs afoul of unions.
Lighted Cross Runs Afoul Of Act 250 Commission.
) district runs afoul of runoff regulations.
Apple is running afoul of publishers and creative types for its App Store subscription service rules for iPad and iPhone.
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In science:

Nevertheless, they cannot be too small without running afoul of the well-known color (i.e., metallicity)—luminosity relation for ellipticals (Bower, Lucey, & Ellis 1992; Ellis et al. 1996).
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
A client organization may inadvertently run afoul of the business policies of their SSO provider and have their access revoked without prior notice, a scenario in which Grooveshark recently found themselves .
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
This means that in before-before experiments the correlations are caused regardless of any relativistic chronology: entangled photons run afoul of the relativity of time.
Is there a real time ordering behind the nonlocal correlations?
Such a claim, of course, would run afoul of the “culture” arena.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
The physician would also run afoul of the hospital’s own policies governing when outside consultations are permissible unless this action was for a legitimate purpose.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
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