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ball 1

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

noun

  • 1 countable 1.1
    (in basketball, football) pelota (feminine) (esp (Latin America) )
    balón (masculine) (esp (Spain) )
    (in billiards, croquet) bola (feminine)
    fast/low/easy ball
    pelota or bola rápida/baja/fácil
    the ballis in his/your court
    le corresponde a él/te corresponde a ti dar el próximo paso
    to be on the ball [colloquial]
    andar con cuatro ojos [colloquial]
    ser muy espabilado
    to carry the ball (American English)
    llevar la batuta or la voz cantante
    to drop o fumble the ball (lit: in US football) (American English) you know he won't drop o fumble the ball
    ya sabes que no nos va a fallar
    to set o start/keep the ballrolling
    poner/mantener las cosas en marcha or en movimiento
    Example sentences
    • In those days we were just a bunch of street kids playing cricket with a tennis ball and practising drop kicks over the telephone wires.
    • It was a little dangerous as we were worried that our oldest son might kick the soccer ball over the wire and set off the alarms.
    • Coaches end up teaching the teens how to kick a soccer ball, leap hurdles or swing a bat.
    Example sentences
    • He lacks discipline at the plate and can often look bad swinging at balls outside the strike zone.
    • Jimmy threw the next two pitches outside for balls.
    • A lefthanded hitter, he has shown good power, aggressively attacking balls in the strike zone.
    Example sentences
    • It could be frustrating for Rooney to go from Beckham dropping accurate balls over his shoulder to Everton players delivering wayward passes.
    • He is inspirational in the heart of midfield, slipping intelligent balls through to the strikers, and possess a fearsome shot.
    • He pounced on a loose ball to and passed to Duff who fed it through to Hasselbaink inside the penalty area.
    1.2 (delivery by pitcher)
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (American English) (baseball) 2.2 (game) to play ball(with somebody) (lit: play game)
    jugar a la pelota (con alguien)
    he wouldn't play ballwith the police [colloquial]
    no quiso colaborar or cooperar con la policía
    we tried to persuade him but he wouldn't play ball [colloquial]
    intentamos convencerlo, pero no quiso saber de nada
  • 3 3.1 countable
    (round mass) bola (feminine)
    (of string, wool) ovillo (masculine)
    shape the dough/mixture into balls
    formar bolas con la masa/mezcla
    she was curled up in a ball
    estaba hecha un ovillo
    balland chain
    grillos (masculine plural) y cadenas
    grilletes (masculine plural) y cadenas
    the whole ballof wax (American English)
    toda la historia [colloquial]
    he bought it, the whole ballof wax
    se tragó toda la historia [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Then they chew the fibrous fruit into a ball of pulp and spend ages sucking out the goodness.
    • It exploded in an orange ball of flame sending sand and metal fragments flying.
    • Suddenly the boat exploded into a great ball of flame, sending pieces of it skyward.
    3.2 countable or uncountable (History, Military)
    Example sentences
    • Also uncovered were musket balls, cannonballs, a grenade and tools.
    • Eight of the lead musket balls have been flattened from impact, while others show mold lines, indicating that they had never been used.
    • Michael Taylor says lead musket balls were made on the site and the team has found spills of molten lead that have formed small hollows in the ground.
    Example sentences
    • Each innings consists of 30 balls with batsmen retiring at 30 runs.
    • I remember commercials ran till just in time to show the bowler releasing the second ball of the over.
    • With his last ball in Test cricket, Davidson had Alan Smith, of England, caught behind.
    3.3 countable (Anatomy)the ballof the foot
    la parte anterior de la planta del pie
    the ballof the thumb
    la base del pulgar
  • 4
    also: balls plural
    [vulgar] 4.1 (testicles)
    huevos (masculine plural) [vulgar]
    pelotas (feminine plural) [vulgar]
    cojones (masculine plural) [vulgar]
    tanates (masculine plural) (Mexico) [vulgar]
    to kick somebody in the balls
    darle a alguien una patada en los huevos ( or las pelotas etc)
    to have balls
    tener los cojones or los huevos bien puestos [vulgar]
    tenerlos bien puestos or tenerlas bien puestas [colloquial]
    to have somebody by the balls
    tener a alguien bien agarrado
    4.2 (nonsense)
    pendejadas (feminine plural)
    (Andes) (Venezuela) huevadas (feminine plural)
    (Spain) gilipolleces (feminine plural)
    (Colombia) (River Plate area) boludeces (feminine plural) [vulgar]
    balls to them!
    ¡que se vayan a la mierda! [vulgar]

transitive verb

  • 1
    (string/wool)
    ovillar
    Example sentences
    • He grinned, balling the cloth napkin on the table and throwing it my way.
    • Unclasping the cloak, he caught it before it flew away and balled it untidily to tuck under his arm.
    • A moment later, I catch the dishrag she'd balled up and thrown at me.
  • 2 (have sex with) (American English) [slang]
    echarse un polvo con [slang]
    tirarse [vulgar]

intransitive verb

  • (American English) [slang]
    echarse un polvo [slang]
    joder [vulgar]
    tirar [vulgar]

Phrasal verbs

ball up

(British English) balls up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(spoil) [slang]

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

noun

  • (dance) to have a ball [colloquial]
    divertirse de lo lindo or como loco [colloquial]
    what a ball!
    ¡qué divertido!
    Example sentences
    • I had many offers to balls and social gatherings but I had never accepted.
    • They were in great demand for hunt balls, ballroom dancing, weddings and other social gatherings.
    • An invitation to a formal dance or ball is the perfect excuse to indulge in your fairytale fantasies.

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