run afoul

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: afoul - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
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Mueller has run afoul of USCA 2385 "Advocating Overthrow of Government."
In the well-established tradition of Taiwanese campaign posters as a source of humor in the country, a candidate in New Taipei has run afoul of the National Geographic company.
The party has not been served and we have not run afoul of the law.
Rosenberg recommended the suit be dismissed, noting, "Mandatory vaccination laws are within the scope of a state's police power." Rosenberg also said the law did not run afoul of the Constitution's religious freedom guarantees.
GEM TV does not broadcast news and so would not run afoul of the Islamic Republic on that basis.
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Two stations have run afoul of the requirement to submit necessary reports on the topic to the FCC in a timely manner.
The 43-year-old actor plays the role of a literary professor whose gambling addiction sees him run afoul of gangsters in the upcoming movie.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) isn't just for technology companies --manufacturers can run afoul of the law as well.
Violations of Bylaw 13.10.2, deemed minor among the myriad ways schools can run afoul of NCAA rules, are fairly common based on national reporting.
Because Telekom Austria already owned Mobil-tel in Bulgaria, its prospective acquisition of Vivacom could run afoul of competition authorities, which is why the Austrian company was contemplating a break-up of Vivacom, keeping the fixed-line and broadband business, but selling the mobile operations.
Lomborg has run afoul of climate change activists who support a single orthodoxy: cut carbon dioxide emissions by boosting the prices of fossil fuels.