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Foul

Definition

[n] (sports) an act that violates of the rules of the sport
[adj] especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"
[adj] disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
[adj] characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
[adj] (informal) thoroughly unpleasant; "filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"
[adj] (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
[adj] violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
[adj] offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"
[adj] (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"
[adj] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
[v] commit a foul; break the rules
[v] hit a foul ball, in baseball
[v] become foul or dirty
[v] make foul; "foul the water"
[v] spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
[v] make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
[v] become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

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Antonyms

fair, unclog