foul play


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foul play

a violation of the rules in a game or sport
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Shuttleworthy had met with foul play, I never saw any one so profoundly affected as "Old Charley Goodfellow.
Jasper's self-absorption in his nephew when he was alive, and his unceasing pursuit of the inquiry how he came by his death, if he were dead, were themes so rife in the place, that no one appeared able to suspect the possibility of foul play at his hands.
Besides, his intention was formed to make the brave Musketeer all suitable apologies, but without meanness or weakness, fearing that might result from this duel which generally results from an affair of this kind, when a young and vigorous man fights with an adversary who is wounded and weakened--if conquered, he doubles the triumph of his antagonist; if a conqueror, he is accused of foul play and want of courage.
Bartholomew Sholto, of Pondicherry Lodge, Upper Norwood, was found dead in his room under circumstances which point to foul play.
There is no reason whatever to suspect foul play, or to
Authorities have ruled out foul play in a fire that caused extensive damage to one of the buildings housing district and criminal courts in Nicosia last month, MPs said on Wednesday.
It could have been just an accident, or worse, a case of foul play.
Summary: Family members have alleged foul play behind the death
Summary: The teenager's parents allege foul play and said he was beaten up by some students inside the school's toilet.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 10 (ANI): A youth was found hanging in Delhi's Rohini area triggering suspicion of foul play or murder.
Professor Werner Helsen, from the University of Leuven in Belgium, who co-led the research, said: "Our results show that elite referees have visual-search behaviour patterns that make them better at assessing foul play situations in football compared to lower league referees.
despite admitting foul play during Saturday's Six Nations showdown at Twickenham.