personal foul

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personal foul

n.
A foul in a game, such as basketball or football, that usually involves body contact with or willful roughing of an opponent.

personal foul

n
(Basketball) basketball a foul awarded for making illegal contact with an opponent. Compare technical foul

per′sonal foul′


n.
a foul called in a game, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play.
[1820–30]

personal foul

Committed by a player who pushes, holds, or charges into an opponent or hits an opponent when in the act of shooting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport