Translation of foul in Spanish:

foul

nauseabundo, adj.

Pronunciation /faʊl//faʊl/

adjective

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    (offensive)
    (smell) nauseabundo
    (smell) fétido
    (smell) hediondo
    (taste) repugnante
    (taste) asqueroso
    (taste) inmundo
    (air) viciado
    (water) infecto
    • Ten minutes into our trip a foul smell begins to permeate the carriage; it emanates from the aforementioned toilets.
    • A foul stench filled the air, though she could not put a name to what it was.
    • The bread had been alright, but the water… it had tasted so foul.
    • Garbage and foul smells can sabotage good feng shui.
    • He came so close to her she could smell his foul breath, and she turned her head away.
    • She sipped her cup of coffee, letting the strong flavor erase the foul aftertaste in her mouth.
    • The room they entered was a dark, foul-smelling cellar.
    • Many of these residents have complained to me about the foul taste and murky color of their tap water.
    • Not many city residents go there to spend an evening because of the foul smell from the sewer, which is in the middle of the garden dividing it into two zones.
    • A Hong Kong man at the hotel said there was a foul smell and suddenly the corridor filled with smoke.
    • Every time I left my house, I smelled this foul odor of burnt flesh in the air; I didn't know what it was at first.
    • There was a foul stench in the air like that of gunpowder.
    • I was just getting Rick to his feet when a foul stench filled the air.
    • I just rolled out of the bed groggy, with a massive headache, sore eyes, a foul taste in my mouth and the smell of cigarettes on my clothes and in my hair.
    • Dustbins on the road between the commercial establishments and the main road leading to Kalka are not cleaned regularly and emit a foul smell.
    • They began hobbling towards the car, Leanne almost crumbling under the weight and the disgusting, foul smell of alcohol.
    • It leaks into groundwater from fuel storage tanks, contaminating water supplies with a foul smell and taste.
    • Both are worried about the effect the leak could have on their own properties as well as the foul smell.
    • He pulled me close to his face, so close that I could smell his foul breath.
    • The old wooden stairs gave way to concrete, and a foul musty smell filled the air.
  • 2

    • 2.1(horrible)

      asqueroso British informal
      (weather) pésimo
      I've got a foul headache tengo un dolor de cabeza horroroso informal
      • she was absolutely foul to him estuvo repugnante con él
      • she's in a foul mood está de un humor de perros
      • he has a foul temper tiene un genio de mil demonios
      • As if my foul mood isn't bad enough, I have just got a notice from DHL informing me that the package I sent from home in February has been lost.
      • The foul weather also keeps most students at school in the middle of the day, making do with very simple food such as plain steamed buns and hot water, for lunch.
      • School starts tonight, it's snowing again, and I'm in a foul mood.
      • The 72-year-old R&B legend is in one of his famous foul moods.
      • Redhill was the wettest place in England last Tuesday and the coldest in the UK that night as foul weather swept the country.
      • The weather was foul this morning and we all got soaked.
      • So it is indeed possible that he had no idea he was being so foul.
      • Often they will be out in foul weather when most of us would rather be tucked up in bed.
      • The weather was foul but we decided to treat ourselves to a Starbucks trip anyway, and were well rewarded.
      • I went upstairs in a foul mood and shut myself in my room.
      • On Wednesday last week Clarke arrived at the paper's offices in Glasgow's Central Quay in a foul temper.
      • On a completely foul day try putting some black and white film in the camera and see what you get.
      • Never mind me, I'm just in a foul mood after today's work.
      • Thomas had looked at his brother, completely undisturbed by the foul glare he was giving him.
      • Mrs M was in the foulest of moods imaginable. She set us a test tomorrow as EXTRA homework
      • In hospital she screamed at the nurses. ‘I was foul to them. I became a monster,’ she says, sighing heavily.
      • Hart drove two tons of metal through a foul and wintry February morning, hurtling through the snowy dark.
      • Initial reports suggest that that crash was an accident because of foul weather.
      • ‘OK, sorry,’ Leanne said, taken aback by Rob's uncharacteristically foul mood.
      • With the foul weather, crazy workload and lack of sleep, motivation has been pretty low for the last three months.
      • Horse and rider need to nurture complete trust, to tackle the field in fair weather or foul with cavalier bravery but with two minds, one of them human, intrinsically focused.
      • Meanwhile, while the Irish and their neighbours in Britain may bemoan the foul weather, spare a thought for residents along the east coast of the USA.
      • However, at the time, the atmosphere was foul - even once or twice nearly degenerating into a punch-up.
      • Both European victories have been on Scottish soil, but the weather was so foul last weekend that it would be wrong the claim the latter was an unqualified success.
      • Both father and son knew that she would be in a foul mood.
      • It was January, the weather was foul, it was after Christmas and people needed cheering up.
      • Francophiles will have discovered long ago that the quality of the wines on sale in French hypermarchés is usually foul.
      • Interviewed later Diffey said he could not remember much about the incident, but he said he had been in a really foul mood that day.
      • He came home at 12 pm in a particularly foul mood.
      • I have been foul to you and I must apologize.
      • I was in a foul mood and looking for a reason to have a row with someone.
      • As foul weather blighted Manchester's New Year celebrations, people who had not bought tickets turned up at the hotel's doors.
      • When I arrived in Cambridge, Mass., in early September 1978, foul weather had already set in.
      • The new building will have improved facilities, ensuring it remains a welcome retreat for ramblers, particularly after climbing Mount Snowdon in foul weather.
      • Despite predictions of foul weather and traffic chaos, sunny weather lured thousands of tourists to the Lake District.
      • He was in a foul temper and this was not making matters any better.
      • The sky was darkening quickly, threatening foul weather and danger in the distance.
      • Jo was fun to hang out with, but she had a foul temper.
      • She added that unlike other walkers, groups of charity fund-raisers were not deterred by foul weather, simply because they had to take part in their event on a chosen day.
      • The situation is worse when the weather is foul.

    • 2.2(unfavourable)

      (weather) malo
      (weather) de mil demonios informal
      it's a foul night out hace una noche de perros informal
      • foul wind viento en contra
      • foul weather gear impermeables
      • Nicolson, a successful writer but somewhat inexperienced sailor, teams up with an old salt and buddy George Fairhurst, who continually bails them out of near calamities - foul currents, fierce tides, raging winds and equipment failures.
      • This is nearly twice the power usually found on boats this size and provides lots of power for punching through chop and motoring against foul winds and currents.

    • 2.3literary (wicked)

      (deed/crime) vil literary
      (crime/deed) abyecto
      • Our forces will rid the world of the evil men who committed this foul deed.
      • He was too goddamn innocent for her foul mind to understand.
      • King Hamlet's tormented spirit reveals that a hidden crime of foul murder condemns it to walk the earth and roast in hell.
      • You would commit the most foul of murders out of loyalty to me.
      • Leaders and media observers repeated the nostrum that the best way for the country to respond to such a foul crime is to return to normal and signal that the nation's spirit and resolve cannot be undermined.
      • Second, racism is a foul, potentially murderous and often actually murderous thing.
      • The methods might have been foul - full of dishonesty, cynicism and hypocrisy - but they worked.
      • Canvassing for the leadership contest degenerated into a vicious campaign in which all kinds of foul means including promise of office and bribery were resorted to.
      • As Shakespeare knew only too well, from foul deeds endless tragedy arises.
      • Swindon's most senior Judge John McNaught has dealt with the foulest of crimes in more than 40 years in the courtroom.
      • We must stand side by side with the Jewish community, and the evil perpetrators of those foul attacks must be brought to justice.
      • In the popular consciousness, however, paganism and witchcraft have come to be associated with black magic, foul deeds, even devil-worship.
      • Most men involved in the search now believed that a foul crime had been committed.
      • The characters are, with the possible exception of Beatrix, uniformly foul, violent, brutal, cold.
      • There is a case of murder involved here - and a foul murder, at that - by a person who had a modus operandi that has been known to the police now for years.
      • In August 1996 its 10 million citizens were convulsed in grief and anger to hear of the foul deeds of child rapist and murderer, Mark Dutroux.
      • They came horribly close to succeeding in this foul design.
      • Handing down a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, the judge said it was an ‘evil and foul’ murder of ‘unspeakable savagery’.
      • We will do everything in our power to bring to justice those who were responsible for this foul deed.
      • The phantom king begs Hamlet to avenge his foul murder.

  • 3

    (obscene)
    (language/gesture) ordinario
    (gesture/language) grosero
    to have a foul mouth ser muy mal hablado
    • He was also found guilty of ungentlemanly conduct, but a charge of using foul and abusive language was not proven.
    • People who use public transport should not have to put up with foul language, aggressive behaviour or the fear of people causing damage.
    • Both players were found guilty of foul and abusive language towards the match official during Acorn's defeat to Normanton Knights on November 20.
    • Eventually, your little baby is going to blurt out something foul, no matter how sheltered you think she is.
    • However, your language is exceedingly foul for someone in your position.
    • However Sheridan then blotted his copy book by getting sent off in the 70th minute for foul and abusive language.
    • Elva still tries to find me, screaming foul profanities.
    • She winced and screamed a very foul and unladylike oath.
    • Such moves in future, however, should also attempt to curb the rising tide of foul language, both on the pitch and terraces.
    • Well, foul speech may be offensive, but who can say with certainty what is obscene?
    • Even though I learned most of my foul vocabulary from my parents, Mom had one word that was off-limits.
    • He said the word ‘detectives’ as if it was the most foul profanity.
    • Don't be distracted by my foul vocabulary or by your own frustration.
    • We're hearing a lot more foul language in public these days.
    • I sat towards the front of the tram which was fairly quiet until a group of late teens / early twenty year old males got on at the back and discussed quite loudly using the foulest of language the events of the previous night.
    • The statements are completely uncensored and if foul or explicit language offends you then this probably isn't your thing.
    • He was allegedly uncooperative and became verbally abusive, using foul 4 - letter words and obscene hand gestures.
    • They made their way back to the ship, where Fleet was currently halfway through an incredibly foul and quite inspired stream of profanity.
    • The language is foul (no surprise), and they have been seen urinating in front gardens.
    • Recently a manager of a Scottish Football League side decided to referee his youth teams in a match, and ended up sending two of the boys home, so foul was their abusive language.
  • 4

    • 4.1Sport
      (invalid)

      (ball/shot/serve) nulo
      • All I can say is that I'll certainly be expecting my men to get stuck in and it's up to the referee after that to decide what s a fair tackle and what s a foul tackle.
      • He called four foul throw-ins, invoked the six-second rule against a keeper who had just come on as a substitute and found himself being exceptionally whistle happy.
      • From the foul tackle the ball fell loose and crossed the line for a goal.
      • So it's pretty ironic that the average NBA player couldn't make a foul shot if his sneaker contract depended on it.
      • And former New Zealand captain Quentin Pongia was put on report for an alleged foul tackle.
      • In the top of the 8th inning, with one out, a Marlin batter hit a foul fly ball in the direction of the stands.
      • In the first 20 minutes Knowles put his side into a 2-0 lead with two superb lobbed goals, but was later dismissed following a foul tackle.
      • The eighth was a strikeout, the ninth a pop fly to first base, the 10th a foul pop to the catcher.
      • Therefore, the proportion of foul tackles equates to the likelihood of player error occurring during the execution of a tackle.
      • There was not a foul or unfair stroke in the game.
      • His two foul shots at the end of the 1957 Finals gave the Celtics their first title.
      • Jefferson doesn't back away from contact and plays with emotion - even yelling at himself for something simple like a missed foul shot.

    • 4.2Sport
      (unfair)

      (punch/blow) bajo
      (punch/blow) sucio
      (kick) antirreglamentario

  • 5

    • 5.1(blocked)

      (drain/chimney/pipe) obstruido
      (chimney/pipe/drain) atascado
      • She was glad not to be able to see much of the place, foul with seeping water and fungus, a chamber of old horrors where prisoners hunched under the vaults of cold stone like monstrous white insects, wingless and half-blind.
      • Wheat is an exhausting crop, which requires land in good heart, whilst if grown continuously, or too frequently, disease often becomes serious, and, most important of all, the land becomes very foul with weeds.

    • 5.2(entangled)

      (anchor/chain/rope) enredado


noun

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    falta feminine
    faul masculine
    foul masculine Latin America

transitive verb

  • 1

    (pollute)
    (water/air) contaminar
    [ S ]please do not allow your dog to foul the pavement no deje que su perro ensucie la acera
    • The mountains of manure that factory farming generates foul our air and water, disrupting ecosystems and sickening rural communities.
    • The spill fouled over 60 miles of the river and 20 marinas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
    • Industrial and human wastes fouled drinking water, turning the Thames into an open sewer whose stench drove Disraeli choking from the chamber of the Commons in the ‘great stink’ of 1858.
    • Regional air pollution increased throughout the 1990s and into the current decade as electricity demand, motor vehicle use and industrial activity have increasingly fouled the air.
    • Industry and agriculture have fouled the air, the water, and the soil.
    • When the EPA found companies fouling our air and water, it instituted a program of pollution credits.
    • At rush hour the streets are plugged with cars producing vast quantities of toxic gases that foul the air.
    • Moreover, our dependency on coal to generate energy not only fouls our air, but poisons our fish with mercury.
    • When planning, it's wise to site ponds away from trees as dead leaves will foul the water.
    • Its design is outdated and inappropriate; its size, looks, and four-wheel drive bring out the worst in drivers; it clogs streets and fouls the air.
  • 2

    • 2.1(block)

      (drain/chimney) obstruir

    • 2.2(entangle)

      (chain/fishing line/rope) enredar
      seaweed has fouled the propeller las algas se han enredado en la hélice
      • Her propellor had been fouled and the vessel was stuck to the sea-bed.
      • The Stromness lifeboat attended the fishing vessel Arkhangel at 4pm on Saturday after the vessel fouled her propeller 20 miles off Noup Head in Westray.
      • It is apparent that the wreck has been cleared to below deck level, with some additional damage to the starboard side of the hull, perhaps a consequence of the Silver Harvest fouling its anchor on the wreck in 1998.
      • Once fouled on the reefs, the nets go on fishing, killing sea turtles, fish, seabirds and other wildlife while destroying corals.
      • Stromness lifeboat was called out at the weekend after a Scrasbter fishing boat fouled her propeller in severe weather conditions.
      • The vessel's net entangled and fouled the 52-foot motor lifeboat's twin 36-inch brass propellers.
      • The vessel, with two men on board raised the alarm just after 9 p.m. when its propeller became fouled.
      • Earlier in the day, they were called to assist a fishing vessel when its propellor became fouled while fishing off Helvick.

    • 2.3Nautical
      (collide with)

      chocar contra
      • In The Edison [1933] AC 449, the appellants, whose vessel had been fouled by the respondents, claimed damages under various heads.

  • 3

    Sport
    cometer una falta contra
    cometer un foul contra Latin America
    cometer un faul contra Latin America
    faulear Latin America
    • Jason Maxwell was once again fouled 40 yards from goal and Danny Walsh hoisted a dangerous cross over.
    • The end of the game took on a sour note as Tooreen's Sean Ganley was sent off for a second bookable offence when he fouled Ciaran Cox who had come on as a substitute just minutes previously.
    • As Collier tried to net from the rebound he was fouled and another penalty was awarded.
    • The Town keeper Darren O'Grady was obviously fouled as he went to catch a high punt with Gary Smyth tucking the loose ball into the unguarded net.
    • The Reebok held its breath as Okocha strode forward to stroke the spot-kick wide to Kasey Keller's left after Spurs sub Gary Doherty had fouled Youri Djorkaeff.
    • Alan Kelly was fouled in the penalty area and Coleman coolly converted the resulting penalty.
    • This time Scholes is fouled, giving Beckham another chance to swing it in from the left.
    • Silsden were given a lifeline when Hoyle was fouled and Rhodes dispatched another penalty.
    • Beckham briefly saw the red mist when he went chasing after Vata and brought him down after clearly believing he had been fouled himself by the Albanian midfielder.
    • Portland proceeded to foul O'Neal repeatedly, a familiar tactic and one that had often frustrated the big man.
    • Then a terrible back pass from Steven Gerrard saw Thierry Henry fouled by the England goal - keeper David James, allowing Zidane to secure victory with a penalty.
    • Haas is sent off after picking up another yellow for fouling Paul Scholes.
    • Portlaw did have claims for a penalty turned down late on when it seemed keeper Wayne English had fouled a Portlaw player in the area but referee Martin Halley waved play on.
    • It seemed the only way for Blackburn to stop Chelsea was to foul them, and Neill was booked for bringing Robben down as he surged goalwards.
    • St Joseph's were put under more pressure when their winger was sent off for fouling Marsden as he scored but this seemed to make the Huddersfield side more committed.
    • Rangers defender Khizanishvilli seemed to get the final touch but Larsson was deemed to have fouled De Boer to aid its passage.
    • Mark Hudson then hit the crossbar, Moyles was fouled and sub Tom Donovan converted the penalty as Celbridge ran out six point winners.
    • Dave Rogers fouled Moussilou in the eighth minute, and the hosts were awarded a free-kick, which Acimovic fired high over keeper Steve Williams' crossbar.
    • ADF started to dominate the midfield and just before half-time, striker Paul Fleming was fouled in the box.
    • The keeper fouled his opponent but avoided a red card.

intransitive verb

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    Sport
    cometer faltas
    cometer fauls Latin America
    cometer fouls Latin America
    faulear Latin America
  • 2

    (become entangled)
    (chain/line/rope) enredarse