Words nearby fouling
OTHER WORDS FROM foulingnon·foul·ing, adjective
Definition for fouling (2 of 2)
adjective, foul·er, foul·est.
- (of the underwater portion of a hull) encrusted and impeded with barnacles, seaweed, etc.
- (of a mooring place) involving inconveniences and dangers, as of colliding with vessels or other objects when swinging with the tide.
- (of the bottom of a body of water) affording a poor hold for an anchor (opposed to clean).
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Baseball. to be put out by hitting a foul ball caught on the fly by a player on the opposing team.
- Basketball. to be expelled from a game for having committed more fouls than is allowed.
Origin of foul
SYNONYMS FOR foul
OTHER WORDS FROM foul
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH foulfoul fowl
synonym study for foul
Examples from the Web for fouling
You penalized Westby a yard for fouling, I heard; is that so?The Jester of St. Timothy's|Arthur Stanwood Pier
Decomposition then often takes place, fouling the breath by the escape of the gases.
“Two lines overboard will be enough, or they will be fouling each other,” observed Truck.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
This may happen easily enough—a wave can do it, or even the fouling of the harpoon-line when a seal is struck.Eskimo Life|Fridtjof Nansen
Getting clear, he took a fresh start and succeeded only in fouling again.The Rise of Roscoe Paine|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for fouling
- a violation of the rules
- (as modifier)a foul shot; a foul blow
- to come into conflict with
- nautical to come into collision with
Derived forms of foulfoully, adverb
Word Origin for foul
Idioms and Phrases with fouling
In addition to the idioms beginning with foul
- foul one's nest
- foul play
- foul up
- run afoul of