- offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being dirty；very disagreeable or unpleasant
- (in sport) an unfair or invalid stroke or piece of play, especially one involving interference with an opponent；a collision or entanglement in riding, rowing, or running.
- contrary to the rules; unfairly.
- make foul or dirty; pollute；(of an animal) make (something) dirty with excrement
verb: foul, 3rd person present: fouls, gerund or present participle: fouling, past tense: fouled, past participle: fouled
noun: foul, plural noun: fouls
- 1. offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being dirty a foul odour his foul breath 同義詞 disgusting, revolting, repellent, repulsive, repugnant, ... 更多反義詞 fragrant
- ▪ informal very disagreeable or unpleasant the news had put Michelle in a foul mood 同義詞 unkind, unfriendly, disagreeable, inconsiderate, uncharitable, ... 更多反義詞 kind
- 2. wicked or immoral murder most foul 同義詞 evil, wicked, sinful, immoral, wrong, ... 更多反義詞 righteous
- ▪ (of language) obscene foul oaths foul language 同義詞 vulgar, obscene, profane, blasphemous, gross, ... 更多反義詞 mild
- ▪ done contrary to the rules of a sport a foul tackle
- 3. containing or full of noxious matter; polluted foul, swampy water 同義詞 contaminated, polluted, adulterated, infected, tainted, ... 更多反義詞 clean
- ▪ clogged or choked with the land was foul with weeds
- ▪ (of a rope or anchor) entangled.
- ▪ (of a ship's bottom) overgrown with weed, barnacles, or similar matter.
- 4. (of the weather) wet and stormy he walked in fair and foul weather the weather turned foul 同義詞 inclement, unpleasant, disagreeable, dirty, nasty, ... 更多反義詞 fair
- ▪ (of wind or tide) opposed to one's desired course it sometimes becomes advantageous to anchor during the periods of foul tide
- 1. (in sport) an unfair or invalid stroke or piece of play, especially one involving interference with an opponent the midfielder was booked for a foul on Ford 同義詞 unfair, against the rules, illegal, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, ... 更多反義詞 fair
- ▪ a collision or entanglement in riding, rowing, or running.
- 2. informal, dated a disease in the feet of cattle he was indeed suffering from foul of the foot
- 1. contrary to the rules; unfairly.
- 1. make foul or dirty; pollute factories which fouled the atmosphere 同義詞 dirty, soil, stain, blacken, muddy, ... 更多
- ▪ (of an animal) make (something) dirty with excrement make sure that your pet never fouls paths
- ▪ (of a person) defecate involuntarily.
- 2. (in sport) commit a foul against (an opponent) United claim their keeper was fouled
- 3. collide with or obstruct the ships became overcrowded and fouled each other will have to work towards solutions to prevent trucks from fouling railroad tracks
- ▪ cause (a cable, anchor, or other object) to become entangled or jammed seaweed or barnacles could clog or foul the propeller watch out for driftwood that might foul up the engine 同義詞 tangle up, entangle, snarl, catch, entwine, ... 更多
- ▪ (of a cable, anchor, or other object) become entangled or jammed we feared the anchor would foul in the heavy grasses 同義詞 tangle up, entangle, snarl, catch, entwine, ... 更多