professional foul


professional foul
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "professional foul":
singular professional foul plural professional fouls
in football, an action in which a player deliberately does something that is not allowed by the rules in order to stop the other team from getting an advantage

English dictionary. 2014.

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