1 highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench" [syn: disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky]
2 offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell" [syn: fetid, foetid, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, putrid, stinking]
3 violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior" [syn: cheating(a), dirty, unsporting, unsportsmanlike]
4 (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines [ant: fair]
6 thoroughly unpleasant; "filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having" [syn: filthy, nasty, vile]
7 characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes" [syn: filthy, nasty, smutty]
8 disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room" [syn: filthy, nasty]
9 especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor" [syn: afoul(ip), fouled] n : an act that violates of the rules of a sport
1 hit a foul ball
3 become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn: clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke] [ant: unclog]
4 commit a foul; break the rules
5 spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it" [syn: befoul, defile, maculate]
6 make unclean; "foul the water"
7 become soiled and dirty
Etymology 1From fūl.
- Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is
injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not
clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a
foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with
barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul
with polluted water.
- Cap'n, she's all fouled up.
- Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul
- The rascal spewed forth a series of foul pronouncements.
- Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
- He has a foul set of friends.
- Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
- This foul food is making me wretch.
- Ugly; homely; poor.
- Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a
foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; -- said
of the weather, sky, etc.
- Some foul weather is brewing.
- Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game,
conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating;
as, foul play.
- Foul play is not suspected.
- Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or
entanglement; entangled; -- opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable
may get foul while paying it out.
- We've got a foul anchor.
- Outside of the base lines.
- Jones hit foul ball after foul ball.
Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive
- Finnish: likainen, saastainen, epäpuhdas
- German: schmutzig, stinkend, unrein
Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language
Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched
- Finnish: häijy
- German: garstig, stinkend, widerlich
Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease
- German: garstig, faul, widerlich
Ugly; homely; poor
Not favorable; unpropitious
Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.
Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement
Outside of the base lines
Etymology 2From fūlian.
- To make dirty.
- He's fouled her diapers.
- To besmirch.
- He's fouled his reputation.
- To clog or obstruct.
- The hair has fouled the drain.
- transitive nautical
- The kelp has fouled the prop.
- transitive basketball To make contact
with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
- Smith fouled him hard.
- transitive baseball
To hit outside of the baselines.
- Jones fouled the ball off the facing of the upper deck.
- To become clogged.
- The drain fouled.
- To become entangled.
- The prop fouled on the kelp.
- intransitive basketball To commit a foul.
- Smith fouled within the first minute of the quarter.
- intransitive baseball To hit a ball outside
of the baselines.
- Jones fouled for strike one.''
to make dirty
- Finnish: liata, tahrata
- German: verschmutzen
- Finnish: tahrata
- German: verschmutzen
to clog or obstruct
- Finnish: tukkia
- German: verschmutzen, verstopfen
- German: verwirren, verwickeln
to make contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage
To become clogged
- Finnish: tukkeutua
- German: verstopfte
To become entangled
- Finnish: sotkeutua
- German: verwirrte, verwickelte
To commit a foul
- German: foulte
To hit a ball outside of the baselines
- German: foulte
- A breach of the rules of a game, especially one involving inappropriate contact with an opposing player in order to gain an advantage; as, for example, foot-tripping in soccer, or contact of any kind in basketball.
- A (usually accidental) contact between a bowler and the lane before the bowler has released the ball.
- A foul
ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
- Jones hit a foul up over the screen.
offence in sports
Foul may refer to:
- Foul (football), in football (soccer), an unfair act by a player as deemed by the referee
- Foul ball, in baseball, a batted ball that lands in foul territory
- Foul Madammas, a Middle Eastern food made from fava beans
- Foul play, a synonym for "crime"
- Foul Play, a 1978 movie
- Flagrant foul, in basketball, unsportsmanlike contact behavior, considered the most serious foul and often resulting in ejection
- Personal foul, in basketball, illegal personal contact with an opponent
- Professional foul, in football (soccer) or rugby, a deliberate act of foul play, usually to prevent an opponent scoring
- Technical foul, in basketball, unsportsmanlike non-contact behavior, a more serious infraction than a personal foul
foul in German: Foul
foul in Hebrew: עבירה (ספורט)
foul in Italian: Fallo (sport)
foul in Japanese: ファール
foul in Lithuanian: Pražanga
foul in Slovak: Faul
foul in Swedish: Foul
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