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A foul in a game, such as basketball or football, that usually involves body contact with or willful roughing of an opponent.
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(Basketball) basketball a foul awarded for making illegal contact with an opponent. Compare technical foul
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a foul called in a game, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play.
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Committed by a player who pushes, holds, or charges into an opponent or hits an opponent when in the act of shooting.
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|Noun||1.||personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)|
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport
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