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personal foul

noun, Sports.
a foul called in certain games, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play.
Origin of personal foul
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Once he tangled briefly with a Purple Five guard, and the referee called a personal foul on both players.

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