The AHA stepped up to the plate, but instead of an out-of-the-ballpark home run, it fouled out.
Instead, she fouled out by trying to defend Obama and downplay the deportation crisis.
He once fouled Barack on the Harvard Law School basketball courts, but voted for him in 2008.
Americans long for a straight-talking businessman who can save the country from the political class that fouled everything up.
He had fouled up once by thinking of himself rather than thinking of what had to be done; he would not make that mistake again.
Something had fouled her, and she had failed, for Corinne swept by at that moment.
"In spite of my warning the Seor has fouled the fishing nets," growled the boatman.
Then he or some one else concealed a frog in my bed, and fouled my hair-brushes.
It was evident that the screw had been fouled in a root, and I was afraid it might have been twisted into the propeller.
I never was clear on what was fouled up, some clerk's error, evidently.
Old English ful "rotten, unclean, vile, corrupt, offensive to the senses," from Proto-Germanic *fulaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian ful, Middle Dutch voul, Dutch vuil, Old High German fül, German faul, Gothic füls), from root *fu-, corresponding to PIE *pu-, perhaps from the sound made in reaction to smelling something bad (cf. Sanskrit puyati "rots, stinks," putih "foul, rotten;" Greek puon "discharge from a sore;" Latin pus "putrid matter," putere "to stink," putridus "rotten;" Lithuanian puviu "to rot").
Old English ful occasionally meant "ugly" (as contrasted with fæger (adj.), modern fair (adj.)), a sense frequently found in Middle English, and the cognate in Swedish is the usual word for "ugly." Of weather, first recorded late 14c. In the sporting sense of "irregular, unfair" it is first attested 1797, though foul play is recorded from mid-15c. Baseball sense of "out of play" attested by 1860. Foulmart was a Middle English word for "polecat" (from Old English mearð "marten").
Old English fulian "to become foul, rot," from ful (see foul (adj.)). Related: Fouled; fouling.