Definition of foul play in English:

foul play

Syllabification: foul play


  • 1Unfair play in a game or sport.
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    • Surely assisting the referee with decisions on foul play would assist the ref as well.
    • The referee awarded only a penalty for the foul play, and the full-back remained on the field.
    • This glorious sport must be freed from brutality and foul play.
  • 2Unlawful or dishonest behavior, in particular violent crime resulting in another’s death.
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    • No cause of death was given but foul play is not suspected.
    • The circumstances of his death excited questions of foul play.
    • Police in Northern Ireland have ruled out any foul play in Fulton's death.

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