An act that violates the rules of a sport (synset 100772486)
- foul ball - (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
- personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)
- technical, technical foul - (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
Arousing aversion or disgust (synset 301630074)"a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"similar: offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
Offensively malodorous (synset 301057333)
"a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"similar: ill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous, stinky, unpleasant-smelling - having an unpleasant smell
Violating accepted standards or rules (synset 300960933)
"a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines (synset 300959105)
domain category: ball, baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runssimilar: out-of-bounds - outside the foul lines
(of a manuscript) defaced with changes (synset 301408416)
"foul (or dirty) copy"similar: illegible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible
Characterized by obscenity (synset 300426832)
"had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"similar: dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
Filled or smeared with offensive matter (synset 300423109)"as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
Especially of a ship's lines etc (synset 300256174)
"with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"similar: tangled - in a confused mass
Hit a foul ball (synset 201150321)
domain category: ball, baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runshypernym: hit - cause to move by strikinghyponym: foul out - baseball: hit a ball such that it is caught from an out in foul territory
Make impure (synset 200493642)
"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
Become or cause to become obstructed (synset 201481233)
"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"hyponym:
Commit a foul;
Break the rules (synset 201150175)hypernym: play - participate in games or sport
Spot, stain, or pollute (synset 200493346)
"The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
Make unclean (synset 200493246)
"foul the water"
Become soiled and dirty (synset 200493161)
hypernym: change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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