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English definition of “cry foul”

cry foul

to say that something that has happened is unfair or illegal: The opposition parties have cried foul at the president's act, seeing it as a violation of democracy.
(Definition of cry foul from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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