English version

foul play

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
foul playˌfoul ˈplay noun [uncountable]  1 SCCif the police think someone’s death was caused by foul play, they think that person was murdered The police said they had no reason to suspect foul play. Detectives have not ruled out foul play.2 DISHONESTan action that is dishonest, unfair, or illegal, especially one that happens during a sports game
Examples from the Corpus
foul playThe autopsy report showed no evidence of foul play.There have been rumors of foul play in the last election.suspect foul playThe Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said police did not suspect foul play in Noseworthy's death.
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