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English definition of “foul play”

foul play

noun [U] uk   us  

foul play noun [U] (CRIME)

a criminal act that results in serious damage or injury, especially murder: It is not clear what caused the explosion, but the police do not suspect foul play.Crime - general words

foul play noun [U] (SPORT)

in sport, the act of playing unfairly or doing something that is against the rulesGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of foul play from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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