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run afoul of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrun afoul of somebody/somethingrun afoul of somebody/somethingPROBLEM formal to do something that is not allowed or legal, or that is against people’s beliefs afoul
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run afoul of somebody/somethingBurgess' illegal use of alcohol ran afoul of the code, a point the righteous Karnaugh was quite eager to make.Here I simply introduce them to you and describe how Iberian managers ran afoul of them. 1.The bill signed by Leavitt attempts to ban gay student groups without running afoul of this statute.Two men died and two boys were seriously injured as vehicles ran afoul of washed-out roads.
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