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!
See also: foul, of, run
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Because Alice is a dreamer, a nonconformist, she runs foul of her sadistic teacher who drags her to the Governor's office for daring to express her individuality through her drawings.