[syn: afoul(ip), foul, fouled]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Foul \Foul\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fouled; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: made dirty or foul; "a building befouled with soot";
"breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot"
[syn: befouled, fouled]
2: especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a
foul anchor" [syn: afoul(ip), foul, fouled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "fouled":
bedraggled, befouled, besmirched, blocked, bound, choked,
choked up, clogged, clogged up, congested, constipated, costive,
defiled, dirtied, drabbled, draggled, foul, full, infarcted,
jammed, obstipated, obstructed, packed, plugged, plugged up,
smirched, smudged, soiled, spotted, stained, stopped, stopped up,
stuffed, stuffed up, sullied, tainted, tarnished