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ball 1

British English: /bɔːl/
American English: /bɔl/

noun

  • 1
    Ball, der
    (sphere) Kugel, die
    the animal rolled itself into a ball
    das Tier rollte sich [zu einer Kugel] zusammen
  • 2 (Sport)
    (in golf, polo, etc.) Ball, der
    (in billiards etc. and croquet) Kugel, die
    the ball is in your court
    [figurative]
    jetzt bist du am Zug [figurative]
    have the ball at one's feet
    [figurative]
    alle Möglichkeiten od. Chancen haben
    keep one's eye on the ball
    [figurative]
    die Sache im Auge behalten
    keep the ball rolling
    [figurative]
    die Sache in Schwung halten
    start the ball rolling
    [figurative]
    den Anfang machen
    be on the ball [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    voll da sein [slang] (be alert) auf Zack sein [colloquial]
    play ball
    Ball spielen [figurative] [colloquial] (cooperate) mitmachen
    play ball with somebody
    mit jemandem Ball spielen [figurative] [colloquial] (cooperate) mit jemandem zusammenarbeiten
  • 4 (round mass)
    Kugel, die
    (of wool, string, fluff, etc.) Knäuel, das
    two balls of wool
    zwei Wollknäuel od. Knäuel Wolle
    ball of clay
    Lehmklumpen, der
  • 5 (Anatomy)
    (rounded part) Ballen, der
    ball of the hand/foot
    Hand-/Fußballen, der
  • 6in pl. [vulgar]
    (testicles) Eier Pl. [coarse]
    balls!
    [figurative]
    Scheiß! [slang] [derogatory]
    constr. as sing. make a balls of something
    [figurative]
    bei etwas Scheiße bauen [coarse]

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

ball up

(British English) balls up

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ball 2

noun

  • (dance) Ball, der
    give a ball
    einen Ball geben od. veranstalten
    have [oneself] a ball [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    sich riesig amüsieren [colloquial]
    open the ball
    den Ball eröffnen
    [figurative]
    den Tanz beginnen

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