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
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Aguilar left the court with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 turnovers after receiving the fifth personal foul at the final quarter.
A personal foul on Saaka led the centre to increase the margin to four points with conversion of the free throws.
Officials instantly ejected Burfict who was hit with a personal foul from an earlier play that involved Titans DeMarco Murray.
A personal foul against the Mules on ensuing the kickoff gave Sesser-Valier a free play with Smith throwing into the end zone looking for Lukas Gunter, but the pass was intercepted ending the first half.
Bernard's took advantage of a handful of personal foul penalties that resulted into a 11-yard touchdown run by Aaron Robichaud that cut the lead to 18-13 with 38 seconds left.
Drew Lasker's personal foul on Makal Stibbins in the final stanza swung momentum briefly in to London's hands but a five-minute drought for both sides eventually ended courtesy of paintwork by Fletcher.
Iran's physicality also proved to be the undoing of them again, losing Ahmadi, who picked up his fifth personal foul, and getting into team foul trouble as GB scored 13 from 15 free throws in the final minutes of the quarter to seal the win, 77-65.
Thomas' performance was marred by a personal foul penalty after an ugly sequence involving OSU cornerback Jordan Poyer.
Manama regained some hope in the last 48 seconds when Murray was dismissed for his fifth personal foul and while Muharraq were ahead 71-68.
And when Rockets' power forward Sayers went back to the bench following his fourth personal foul, Teesside's game sprang to life.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso was not ejected for his personal foul penalty on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the second quarter of the Thursday night game at M&T Bank Stadium, but the NFL offices are expected to issue a fine on the defensive star and some will be calling for a suspension.