Definitions of foul:
  • noun:   an act that violates of the rules of a sport
  • verb:   become soiled and dirty
  • verb:   make unclean
    Example: "Foul the water"
  • verb:   spot, stain, or pollute
  • verb:   commit a foul; break the rules
  • verb:   hit a foul ball
  • verb:   make impure
  • verb:   become or cause to become obstructed
  • adjective:   (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  • adjective:   (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
    Example: "Foul (or dirty) copy"
  • adjective:   especially of a ship's lines etc
    Example: "With its sails afoul"
  • adjective:   disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    Example: "A foul pond"
  • adjective:   characterized by obscenity
    Example: "Foul language"
  • adjective:   thoroughly unpleasant
    Example: "Filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"
  • adjective:   violating accepted standards or rules
    Example: "Used foul means to gain power"
  • adjective:   offensively malodorous
  • adjective:   highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

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