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fall foul of to come into collision, conflict, or entanglement with.
foul ball in baseball, a batted ball that does not remain within the foul lines.
foul line in baseball, either of the lines extending from home plate through first and third bases to the limits of the outfield. [3 definitions]
foul out of a baseball player, to be put out because of hitting a ball outside the foul lines that is caught before it touches the ground. [2 definitions]
foul play treacherous action, esp. violence against a person or persons.
foul shot see free throw.
foul tip in baseball, a pitched ball that is barely tipped by the bat and is either caught by the catcher or deflected into the foul zone.
foul up (informal) to bungle or make serious mistakes, or cause someone else to do so. [2 definitions]
foul-up (informal) confusion or breakdown caused by human error or mismanagement, or by mechanical failure. [2 definitions]
personal foul in some team sports, a foul involving unnecessarily rough body contact with an opponent.
run foul of to come into collision, conflict, or entanglement with.
technical foul in certain team sports, esp. basketball, a foul called on a participant for misconduct occurring outside active play. (Cf. personal foul.)