fall foul of

Definition of fall foul of

  1. :  to get into trouble because of failing to do what is required by (the law, a rule, etc.) After leaving school she fell foul of the law and spent time in jail. companies that fall foul of labor laws

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fallplay
  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

foulplay
  1. :  offensive to the senses :  loathsome

    :  filled or covered with offensive matter

    :  full of dirt or mud

  1. :  something foul

    :  an entanglement or collision especially in angling or sailing

    :  an infringement of the rules in a game or sport

  1. :  to become or be foul: such as

    :  decompose, rot

    :  to become encrusted, clogged, or choked with a foreign substance

  1. :  in a foul manner :  so as to be foul


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