foul of


: afoul of
he fell foul of the law
ran foul of a hidden reef

Examples of foul of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mustangs had fouls to give and did so before their fifth foul of the quarter sent Fountain Valley’s Colin Risse to the free throw line for two shots with 0.5 seconds to go. Steve Fryer, Orange County Register, 11 Feb. 2024 The Badgers committed their sixth foul of the half with 4.2 seconds left and their seventh with 3.2 seconds left. Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2024 Los Angeles outscored Miami 15-2 at the foul line in the fourth quarter after the Heat committed its fourth foul of the period to get into the penalty just three minutes into the quarter. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 That was the 22nd foul of the game, and that included an intentional foul by the Bluejays with 6.7 seconds left to force the Aztecs to re-set. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Dec. 2023 When Miller picked up her fourth foul of the game with 17.9 seconds left in the third quarter, the Wolverines took advantage of her absence by opening the final period with five straight points to trim the deficit to 56-49. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2023 Previously, teams shot one-and-one the seventh, eighth and nine team fouls (non-shooting) of each half before getting two shots on the 10th foul of the half. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 15 May 2023 Previously two free throws, known as the double bonus, were awarded on the 10th foul of a half. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 Besides Aaron Gordon picking up his third foul of the half, Jamal Murray committed a shooting foul on Jimmy Butler midway through the quarter that had the crowd at Ball Arena booing loudly. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 13 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foul of was in 1596

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“Foul of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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