foul play Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “foul play” in the English Dictionary

"foul play" in British English

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foul playnoun [U]

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foul play noun [U] (CRIME)

a ​criminalact that ​results in ​seriousdamage or ​injury, ​especiallymurder: It is not ​clear what ​caused the ​explosion, but the ​police do not suspectfoulplay.

foul play noun [U] (SPORT)

in ​sport, the ​act of ​playingunfairly or doing something that is against the ​rules
(Definition of foul play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foul playnoun [U]

 us   /fɑʊl ˈpleɪ/
a ​criminal, usually ​violent, ​act, esp. ​murder
(Definition of foul play from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “foul play”
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪行, 暴行, (尤指)谋杀…
in Turkish cinayet, süikast…
in Russian убийство, насильственная смерть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪行, 暴行, (尤指)謀殺…
in Polish morderstwo…
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