fouling

noun
foul·ing | \ˈfau̇-liŋ \

Definition of fouling 

: deposit, incrustation fouling on a ship's bottom

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After counterattacking relentlessly against the Germans, Mexico had to break down South Korea’s defense while also dealing with copious fouling from the Koreans. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "Germany Finds a Way; Mexico, Belgium Take Big Steps Toward World Cup Knockout Stage," 23 June 2018 Referees just have to separate the flopping from the legitimate fouling, just as NBA refs do. Bob Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, "You don’t have to love soccer to appreciate the greatness of the World Cup," 29 June 2018 There was no last-second fouling for jaw-dropping buzzer-beater. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "See final seconds of UMBC's historic upset over UVA," 17 Mar. 2018 But in all the variety of endings, one common thread emerged: Mugar says no team resorted to intentional fouling to try to come back. Tim Hackett, SI.com, "The Big Target: Nick Elam Wants to Eliminate Intentional Fouling," 26 Apr. 2018 There was no last-second fouling for jaw-dropping buzzer-beater. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "See final seconds of UMBC's historic upset over UVA," 17 Mar. 2018 There was no last-second fouling for jaw-dropping buzzer-beater. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "See final seconds of UMBC's historic upset over UVA," 17 Mar. 2018 There was no last-second fouling for jaw-dropping buzzer-beater. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "See final seconds of UMBC's historic upset over UVA," 17 Mar. 2018 No fouling of Ty Jerome; no lane violation; no dead-ball travel; no banked-in game-winner ... any one of those things going differently makes a big impact on Louisville's chances. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "5 reasons Louisville basketball fell short of an NCAA Tournament bid," 11 Mar. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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