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fouladjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /fɑʊl/

foul adjective [-er/-est only] (UNPLEASANT)

extremely unpleasant: a foul odor a foul mood They were using foul language (= rude or offensive language).

foulnoun [C]

 us   /fɑʊl/

foul noun [C] (SPORTS)

(esp. in basketball ) an act that is against the rules of a sport, sometimes causing injury to another player, or a punishment given to a player for breaking the rules: an intentional foul a flagrant foul In baseball, foul also means foul ball

foulverb

 us   /fɑʊl/

foul verb (MAKE DIRTY)

[T] to pollute something or make it dirty: The oil slick fouled the California coastline.

foul verb (SPORTS)

[I/T] to commit a foul against another player: [T] Sahlstrom was fouled after the shot.
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