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  • n  an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • v  hit a foul ball
  • v  make impure
  • v  become or cause to become obstructed
  • v  commit a foul; break the rules
  • v  spot, stain, or pollute
  • v  make unclean
    foul the water
  • v  become soiled and dirty
  • s  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  • s  offensively malodorous
    a foul odor
  • s  violating accepted standards or rules
    used foul means to gain power
  • a  (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  • s  (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
    foul (or dirty) copy
  • s  characterized by obscenity
    foul language
  • s  disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    a foul pond
  • s  especially of a ship's lines etc
    with its sails afoul
    a foul anchor

  • Instead, you bring in a guy like Emanuel, the most hardheaded, no-nonsense, foul-mouthed, smart-as-hell, get-it-done-or-get-out-of-my-way Washington insider of his generation.
  • NBA official Joey Crawford ejects Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs after Duncan's second technical foul during NBA action against the Dallas Mavericks April 15, 2007.
  • In Game 5, Wade shot 25 foul shots as much as the entire Dallas team.
News & Articles


  • James Dobson in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    The Rev. James Dobson, head of the conservative Focus on Family, denounced McCain as a man who has "gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes" of party conservatives, and called McCain a man of "legendary temper (who) often uses foul...
  • Sunil Gulati in Lewiston Sun Journal
    I haven't seen the replay, but I've had 43 text messages from people who did, and they didn't see a foul, either,US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said.
  • Bob Bradley in The Associated Press
    I think it's a good goal, first. I think the only things really that could be called would be penalty kicks for us,coach Bob Bradley said. "There are times when a referee, for whatever reason, blows a foul and now thinks either he didn't...

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