- (basketball) The act of making contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
- (baseball) A foul ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
- Jones hit a up over the screen.
- (transitive) To make dirty.
- He's fouled her diapers.
- (transitive) To besmirch.
- He's fouled his reputation.
- (transitive) To clog or obstruct.
- The hair has fouled the drain.
- (transitive, nautical) To entangle.
- 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.
- (intransitive) To become clogged.
- ''The drain fouled.
- (intransitive) 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.
- 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 language.
- The rascal spewed forth a series of pronouncements.
- Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
- He has a set of friends.
- Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
- This 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 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.
- (nautical) 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 anchor.
- (baseball) Outside of the base lines.
- Jones hit ball after foul ball.
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