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