Definition of Foul in English :
Define Foul in English
Foul meaning in English
Meaning of Foul in English
Pronunciation of Foul in English
Foul pronunciation in English
Pronounce Foul in Englishsee synonyms of foul
an act that violates the rules of a sport
hit a foul ball
Example Sentences:'The industrial wastes polluted the lake'
become or cause to become obstructed
Example Sentences:'The leaves clog our drains in the Fall''The water pipe is backed up'
commit a foul; break the rules
spot, stain, or pollute
Example Sentences:'The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it'
Example Sentences:'foul the water'
become soiled and dirty
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
Example Sentences:'a disgusting smell''distasteful language''a loathsome disease''the idea of eating meat is repellent to me''revolting food''a wicked stench'
Example Sentences:'a foul odor''the kitchen smelled really funky'
violating accepted standards or rules
Example Sentences:'a dirty fighter''used foul means to gain power''a nasty unsporting serve''fined for unsportsmanlike behavior'
(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
(of a manuscript) defaced with changes
Example Sentences:'foul (or dirty) copy'
characterized by obscenity
Example Sentences:'had a filthy mouth''foul language''smutty jokes'
disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
Example Sentences:'as filthy as a pigsty''a foul pond''a nasty pigsty of a room'
especially of a ship's lines etc
Example Sentences:'with its sails afoul''a foul anchor'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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