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foul US English

Offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being unpleasantly soiled

foul US Thesaurus

a foul stench

run afoul of US English

Collide or become entangled with (an obstacle or another vessel)

foul-up US English

A mistake resulting in confusion

foul-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

cry foul US English

Protest strongly about a real or imagined wrong or injustice

foul out US English

Be put out of the game for exceeding the permitted number of fouls

foul ball US English

A ball struck so that it falls or will fall outside the lines extending from home plate past first and third bases. A foul ball that is not caught counts as a strike against the batter, unless it would be the third strike. The exception is a bunted foul ball, which can be a third strike

foul line US English

A line marking the boundary of permissible movement or play, in particular

foul play US English

Unfair play in a game or sport

foul shot US English

Another term for free throw.

foul tip US English

A pitched ball that tips off the bat and travels directly to the catcher’s hands. Unlike a foul ball, a foul tip can be a batter’s third strike

foul brood US English

A fatal bacterial disease of larval honeybees

foul mouth US English

A tendency to use bad language

foul-mouthed US English

Using or characterized by a great deal of bad language

foul-smelling US English

Having an extremely unpleasant smell

foul-tasting US English

Having a disgusting taste

foul-tempered US English

Easily angered; having a bad temper

personal foul US English

A rule violation involving illegal contact, as (in basketball) touching a player who is in the act of shooting

foul-mouthed US Thesaurus

your foul-mouthed friends are not welcome in this house

fall foul of US English

Come into conflict with and be undermined by

technical foul US English

A violation of certain rules of the game, not usually involving physical contact, but often involving unsportsmanlike actions

foul one's nest US English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

professional foul US English

(Especially in soccer) a deliberate foul to deny an opponent an advantageous position

foul something up US English

Make a mistake with or spoil something

foul with in foul US English

Clogged or choked with

foul oneself in foul US English

(Of a person) defecate involuntarily

by fair means or foul US English

Using whatever means are necessary

foul something up in foul US English

Make a mistake with or spoil something

cry foul in cry US English

Protest strongly about a real or imagined wrong or injustice

foul out in foul US English

Be put out of the game for exceeding the permitted number of fouls

run afoul of in run US English

Collide or become entangled with (an obstacle or another vessel)

fall foul of in fall US English

Come into conflict with and be undermined by

foul one's nest in foul US English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

by fair means or foul in fair1 US English

Using whatever means are necessary

fall foul or afoul of in fall US English

Come into conflict with and be undermined by

foul one's own nest in foul US English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests


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