Foul-play meaning

The definition of foul play is a treacherous action, unfair play or play that breaks the rules of the game.

When a fire is caused by arson, this is an example of a situation when there is foul play.

When someone tackles in football in a way that is against the rules, this is an example of foul play.

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Intentionally violent or injurious behavior, especially that suggestive of a criminal act.
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Inappropriate, unethical, or unlawful conduct, especially to disadvantage an opponent.
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Unfair play; action that breaks the rules of the game.
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Criminal action or violence; esp., murder.
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Unfair, unethical, or criminal behavior, especially of a malicious or violent nature.
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Any violation of rules.
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