run foul of (someone or something)

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run foul of (someone or something)

To be in severe disagreement, trouble, or difficulty with someone or something; to be at odds with someone or something, especially due to disobeying rules or laws. Always look into the laws of any place you visit, or you may end up unwittingly running foul of the local police. Ms. Banks has run foul of this university for the last time. She is no longer welcome here!
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However, I also argue that the most extreme fulfillment of the nominalist program after Frege itself ran foul of the law of identity because of the paradoxes of set theory.
The plot eventually ran foul of the South African government, who tipped off the Zimbabweans.
Pricing got more competitive and big retailers in particular increasingly ran foul of the groceries order, even though it was extremely difficult to prove a breach had actually occurred.
Fox ran foul of the parliament authorities when he attempted to sing A Man's A Man For A' That as he was sworn in as MSP.
In 2001 they stuck with Kerry until early in the second-half in Killarney but then ran foul of a scoring blitz that edged Kerry to an eight-point win.
Another city night-spot that ran foul of the city's licensing panel - Rix's Bar in Priory Place - seems to be suffering from the same complaint.
But it was his contention that the entire system, " from Parliament to the judiciary", was flawed and " biased to the rich", that ran foul of Aiyar and Prasad, who slammed the lack of constructive ideas in Kejriwal's politics.