- 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
- v become soiled and dirty
- s made dirty or foul
a building befouled with soot
breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot
- s especially of a ship's lines etc
- When one boxer fouls another the profession of boxing is also fouled; when judges hand out a bad decision the profession is given a figurative black eye.
- The other got his parachute fouled in a palm tree on a coral reef, and, in freeing himself, fell to the ground and broke his right thigh.
- Houston admits the marriage has been rocky, but says the media have overplayed their troubles: "I could tell you about some fouled-up marriages, but it ain't my business.
- Ron Artest in CBC.ca
I thought Kobe got fouled on the shot, so I figured it was going to be short,Artest said. "And it was a little short."
- Carlos Quentin in USA Today
What did happen was kind of unfortunate. It's kind of something that, you know, I still have trouble believing that it happened that way,Quentin said Friday. "My last at-bat, the second pitch I fouled off against Lee. Something I've done...
- Bob Bradley in ABC Online
So you can speculate all you want about which guy (fouled), I think it is a waste of time. I think there was nothing there. I think it is a good goal and that's it,he added.