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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