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fouladjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /fɑʊl/
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.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of foul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"foul" in British English

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fouladjective

uk   /faʊl/  us   /faʊl/
C1 extremely unpleasant: Those toilets smell foul! I've had a foul day at work. Why are you in such a foul mood this morning? What foul weather!
C1 Foul speech or other language is offensive, rude, or shocking: There's too much foul language on TV these days.

foulnoun [C]

uk   /faʊl/  us   /faʊl/

foulverb

uk   /faʊl/  us   /faʊl/
(Definition of foul from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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