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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fouled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fouling}.] 
  1.  To  make  filthy;  to  defile;  to  daub;  to  dirty;  to  soil;  as 
  to  foul  the  face  or  hands  with  mire. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  incrust  (the  bore  of  a  gun)  with  burnt  powder  in 
  the  process  of  firing. 
 
  3.  To  cover  (a  ship's  bottom)  with  anything  that  impered  its 
  sailing;  as  a  bottom  fouled  with  barnacles. 
 
  4.  To  entangle,  so  as  to  impede  motion;  as  to  foul  a  rope  or 
  cable  in  paying  it  out  to  come  into  collision  with  as 
  one  boat  fouled  the  other  in  a  race. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fouled 
  adj  1:  made  dirty  or  foul;  "a  building  befouled  with  soot"; 
  "breathing  air  fouled  and  darkened  with  factory  soot" 
  [syn:  {befouled}] 
  2:  especially  of  a  ship's  lines  etc  "with  its  sails  afoul";  "a 
  foul  anchor"  [syn:  {afoul(ip)},  {foul}] 




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