Definition of ball game in English:

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ball game

Pronunciation: /ˈbôl ˌɡām/


1A game played with a ball.
Example sentences
  • According to David Block's new book Baseball Before We Knew It, the game may be traced to a continental ball game called la soule.
  • They also have big youth memberships and an estimated 1500 youngsters are now playing the oval ball game in the county.
  • This may be the first huge step in rectifying the small ball game in a county where stones at the side of roads are reserved for footballers.
1.1North American A baseball game: I took the afternoon off and went to a ball game
More example sentences
  • I had not played in a major league ball game since July 1952.
  • Otherwise you can pitch me every day if you feel I can help you win a ball game.
  • ‘I entered the ball game late for defense at first base, replacing Nate Colbert in the eighth inning’ Fairly, 65, said.
2 [in singular] informal A particular situation, especially one that is completely different from the previous situation: making the film was a whole new ball game for her
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  • However the young filmmaker's second film ‘Little Terrorist’ was a different ball game altogether.
  • Now there is a whole new ball game and it is very tactful stuff.
  • I have no children of my own so this is a whole new ball game for me.
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