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1foul/ˈfawəl/adjective
foulerfoulest
1foul
/ˈfawəl/
adjective
foulerfoulest
Learner's definition of FOUL  
[or more foul; most foul]
: very unpleasant to taste or smell
: morally bad : very evil
: very bad or unpleasant
: indecent and offensive
— see also foul-mouthed
: very unfair : not morally or socially acceptable
— see also foul play
baseball  : outside the area between the foul lines
◊ A foul ball is a batted ball that lands in the area outside the foul lines.
— compare 1fair 8

fall foul of

: to get into trouble because of (the law, a rule, etc.)

— foully

adverb

— foulness

noun,[noncount]
2foul/ˈfawəl/noun
pluralfouls
2foul
/ˈfawəl/
noun
pluralfouls
Learner's definition of FOUL  
[count]
sports  : an action that is against the rules and for which a player is given a penalty
— see also personal foul, professional foul, technical foul, foul out at 3foul
baseball  : a batted ball that lands outside the foul lines : a foul ball
— see also foul out at 3foul

cry foul

— see 1cry
3foul/ˈfawəl/verb
foulsfouledfouling
3foul
/ˈfawəl/
verb
foulsfouledfouling
Learner's definition of FOUL  
[+ object]  : to make (a substance, place, etc.) dirty
sports 
[no object]  : to commit a foul
   b  [+ object]  : to commit a foul against (another player)
[+ object]baseball  : to hit (a pitched ball) so that it lands outside the foul lines — often + off
[+ object]  : to become twisted around (something) so that it cannot move, be used, etc.

foul out

[phrasal verb]
basketball  : to be forced to leave a game because you have made too many fouls
baseball, of a batter  : to make an out by hitting a foul fly ball that is caught by a fielder

foul up

[phrasal verb]informal
foul (something) up  : to ruin or spoil (something) : to ruin or spoil (something) by making a mistake or being careless
: to make mistakes : to fail at something because you have made a mistake or been careless
— see also foul-up
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