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ball 1

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

noun

  • 3 (rolled-up object)
    (of dough, clay) palla (feminine) (of di)
    (of wool, string) gomitolo (masculine) (of di)
    a ball of fire
    una palla di fuoco
    [figurative]
    una persona iperattiva
    to curl up into a ball
    (person, cat)
    raggomitolarsi
    to knead dough into a ball to wind something into a ball
    aggomitolare qualcosa
  • 5 (Anatomy)the balls of one's feet
    gli avampiedi
    the ball of one's thumb
    il tenar(e)

also: balls plural noun

  • 1 [informal] (testicles)
    balle (feminine)
    palle (feminine)
  • 2 [informal] [figurative]that's a lot o load of balls
    sono tutte palle
    to have somebody by the balls
    tenere qualcuno in pugno
    she's got balls
    è una con le palle o ha le palle
    to have the balls to do
    avere le palle per fare o avere fegato per fare
    to break one's balls to do
    farsi il culo o il mazzo per fare

also: balls exclamation

[informal]

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (fist)
    stringersi, serrarsi

transitive verb

(American English) [informal]
  • (have sex with)
    scoparsi, scopare

intransitive verb

(American English) [informal]

Idioms

the ball is in your court

to be on the ball

[informal]
essere in gamba o attivo
(old person) essere lucido o in gamba

to play ball

[informal]
collaborare (with con)

to set the ball rolling

(for conversation) iniziare la conversazione
(for activity) cominciare un'attività

to keep the ball rolling

(in conversation) tenere viva la conversazione
(in activity) mandare avanti senza interruzione

he has the ball at his feet

ha l'occasione buona a portata di mano o ha la strada del successo aperta

that's the way the ball bounces!

(American English)

to carry the ball

(American English) [informal]
assumersi la responsabilità

Phrasal verbs

balls up

(British English)

ball up

(American English)
ball up [something], ball [something] up [informal]

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ball 2
British English: /bɔːl/
American English: /bɔl/

noun

Idioms

to have a ball

[informal]
divertirsi come un matto

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