foul play


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foul play

n.
1. Intentionally violent or injurious behavior, especially that suggestive of a criminal act.
2. Inappropriate, unethical, or unlawful conduct, especially to disadvantage an opponent.

foul play

n
1. unfair or treacherous conduct esp with violence
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) a violation of the rules in a game or sport

foul′ play′


n.
violent mischief, esp. murder.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foul play - unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)
evil, wickedness, immorality, iniquity - morally objectionable behavior

foul play

Translations
جَريمَة قَتْل
zločin
forbrydelse
glæpur

foul play

n
(Sport) → unfaires or regelwidriges Spiel; (= fouls)Fouls pl
(fig)Unredlichkeiten pl; the police do not suspect foul playdie Polizei hat keinen Verdacht auf einen unnatürlichen or gewaltsamen Tod; there was no evidence of foul playes gab keine Beweise, die auf Mord or einen gewaltsamen Tod schließen ließen

foul play

n
a. (murder) → delitto, atto criminale; (dishonesty) → imbroglio, raggiro
the police suspect foul play → la polizia sospetta si tratti di un delitto
a body has been found, but foul play is not suspected → è stato rinvenuto un cadavere, ma si è scartata l'ipotesi di un omicidio
b. (Sport) → gioco scorretto

foul

(faul) adjective
1. (especially of smell or taste) causing disgust. a foul smell.
2. very unpleasant; nasty. a foul mess.
noun
an action etc which breaks the rules of a game. The other team committed a foul.
verb
1. to break the rules of a game (against). He fouled his opponent.
2. to make dirty, especially with faeces. Dogs often foul the pavement.
foul play
a criminal act, especially involving murder. A man has been found dead and the police suspect foul play.
References in classic literature ?
"I think there's been foul play," said Poole, hoarsely.
I told her that I suspected foul play, that I followed you both and found her father left to the tender mercies of the savages, deserted by you in the bush.
'Foul Play,' 'Put Yourself in His Place'--how much they all meant once, or seemed to mean!
Stories of foul play and successive murders had always been rife, but never were authenticated.
No, there was no more foul play that I know of; and if there was, I don't care.
Barnabas Shuttleworthy -- one of the wealthiest and most respectable citizens of the borough -- had been missing for several days under circumstances which gave rise to suspicion of foul play. Mr.
Though she spoke guardedly, her next words revealed suspicions of foul play lurking in her mind--exactly reflecting similar suspicions lurking in Crayford's mind--which so distressed the lieutenant, and so surprised his comrades, as to render them quite incapable of answering her.
"Yes, time is an advantage if--if--there has been foul play."
Foul play, sir!" he continued, dropping his voice confidentially.
Had you suspicions?" I says, "Gaffer, I had; and what's more, I have." He falls a shaking, and he says, "Of what?" I says, "Of foul play." He falls a shaking worse, and he says, "There WAS foul play then.
There was nothing in the handwriting, there was no expression in any part of the letter which could suggest to her mind the faintest suspicion of foul play. Not the shadow of a doubt occurred to her that the summons to her brother's bedside was genuine.
Don Quixote, however, seeing such a swarm of Moors and hearing such a din, thought it would be right to aid the fugitives, and standing up he exclaimed in a loud voice, "Never, while I live, will I permit foul play to be practised in my presence on such a famous knight and fearless lover as Don Gaiferos.