Foul meaning

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Foul copy.

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Ugly; unattractive.
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Offensive to the senses; revolting.
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Having a bad odor or taste.

Foul breath; food that tasted foul.

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Rotten or putrid.

Foul meat.

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Containing dirt, impurities, or other foreign matter;

Foul water.

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Clogged or bestrewn with unwanted material.

The bay is foul with old sunken vessels.

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Overgrown or encrusted with weeds, barnacles, or other organisms. Used of a ship's bottom.
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Entangled or enwrapped.

A foul anchor.

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Morally detestable; wicked.

Foul deeds.

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Vulgar or obscene.

Foul language.

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Violating accepted standards or rules; dishonorable.

Used foul means to gain power.

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Very disagreeable or displeasing; horrid.

A foul movie.

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Inclement or unfavorable.

In fair weather or foul.

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Irritable or upset.

In a foul mood.

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Contrary to the rules of a game or sport.

A foul boxing punch.

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Outside the foul lines.

A foul fly ball.

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An entanglement or a collision.
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An instance of clogging or obstructing.
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A foul copy of a document.
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An infraction or a violation of the rules of play.
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A foul ball.
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In a foul manner.
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To make dirty or foul; pollute.
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To bring into dishonor; besmirch.
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To clog or obstruct.
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To entangle or catch (a rope, for example).
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To encrust (a ship's hull) with foreign matter, such as barnacles.
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To commit a foul against.
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To hit (a ball) outside the foul lines.
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To become foul.
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To become entangled or twisted.

The anchor line fouled on a rock.

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To become clogged or obstructed.
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To commit a foul.
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To hit a ball outside the foul lines.

Fouled twice and then struck out; fouled out to the catcher.

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So offensive to the senses as to cause disgust; stinking; loathsome.

A foul odor.

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Extremely dirty or impure; disgustingly filthy.
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Full of or blocked up with dirt or foreign objects.

A foul pipe.

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Putrid; rotten.
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Not decent; obscene; profane.

Foul language.

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Very wicked; abominable.

A foul murder.

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Not clear; stormy; unfavorable.

Foul weather, winds, etc.

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Tangled or snarled; caught.

A foul rope.

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Not according to the rules of a game; unfair, by either accident or intention.
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Treacherous; dishonest.
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Ugly.
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Unpleasant, disagreeable, etc.
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Of or having to do with the part of the field that lies outside the foul lines.
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Foul copy or proof.

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In a foul way.
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In or into the part of the field that lies outside the foul lines.
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Anything foul.
  • A collision of boats, contestants, etc.
  • An infraction of the rules, as of a game or sport.
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To make foul; dirty; soil; defile.
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To dishonor or disgrace.
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To impede or obstruct.
  • To fill up; encrust; choke.
    To foul a drain with grease.
  • To cover (the bottom of a ship) with barnacles, seaweed, etc.
  • To entangle; catch.
    A rope fouled in the shrouds.
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To make a foul against in a contest or game.
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To bat (the ball) so that it falls outside the foul lines.
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To become dirty, filthy, or rotten.
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To be clogged or choked.
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To become tangled.
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To break the rules of a game.
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To bat the ball so that it falls outside the foul lines or is caught there.

To foul to the third baseman.

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A light woollen fulled cloth.
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Origin of foul

Middle English from Old English fūl pū̆- in Indo-European roots