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foul

foul - Dictionary definition and meaning for word foul

Definition
(noun) an act that violates the rules of a sport
Definition
(verb) hit a foul ball
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(verb) make impure
Synonyms : contaminate , pollute
Example Sentence
  • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

Definition
(verb) become or cause to become obstructed
Synonyms : back up , choke , choke off , clog , clog up , congest
Example Sentence
  • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
  • The water pipe is backed up

Definition
(verb) commit a foul; break the rules
Definition
(verb) spot, stain, or pollute
Synonyms : befoul , defile , maculate
Example Sentence
  • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

Definition
(verb) make unclean
Example Sentence
  • foul the water

Definition
(verb) become soiled and dirty
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(adj) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
Example Sentence
  • a disgusting smell
  • distasteful language
  • a loathsome disease
  • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
  • revolting food
  • a wicked stench

Definition
(adj) offensively malodorous
Example Sentence
  • a foul odor
  • the kitchen smelled really funky

Definition
(adj) violating accepted standards or rules
Example Sentence
  • a dirty fighter
  • used foul means to gain power
  • a nasty unsporting serve
  • fined for unsportsmanlike behavior

Definition
(adj) (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
Definition
(adj) (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
Synonyms : dirty , marked-up
Example Sentence
  • foul (or dirty) copy

Definition
(adj) characterized by obscenity
Synonyms : cruddy , filthy , nasty , smutty
Example Sentence
  • had a filthy mouth
  • foul language
  • smutty jokes

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(adj) disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
Synonyms : filthy , nasty
Example Sentence
  • as filthy as a pigsty
  • a foul pond
  • a nasty pigsty of a room

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(adj) especially of a ship's lines etc
Synonyms : afoul , fouled
Example Sentence
  • with its sails afoul
  • a foul anchor

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