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English definition of “foul play”

foul play

noun [U] (SPORT)   
in sport , the act of playing unfairly or doing something that is against the rules General terms used in ball sports
(Definition of foul play noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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