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Ball

Meanings and phrases

Ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989); Lucille Ball

ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
  2. a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; musket ball
  3. an object with a spherical shape; globe; orb
  4. the people assembled at a lavish formal dance
  5. a spherical object used as a plaything
  6. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; testis; testicle; orchis; ballock; bollock; nut; egg
  7. a compact mass; clod; glob; lump; clump; chunk
  8. a lavish dance requiring formal attire; formal
  9. a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
  10. the game of baseball
  11. a pitch that is not in the strike zone

ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form into a ball by winding or rolling

Lucille Ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989); Ball

Wiffle Ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (trademark) a hollow plastic ball with cutouts; Wiffle

ball and chain

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

ball bearing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. bearings containing small metal balls; needle bearing; roller bearing
E.g.
  • The ball bearing rolls smoothly down the seam as if on a track.
  • A lab-suited technician places a silver ball bearing on the hood seam, and lets go.
  • A Roy Rogers ad parodied the "Ball Bearing" spot by rolling a ball bearing around the edge of a roast beef sandwich.

ball boy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players

ball carrier

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play; runner
E.g.
  • The ball carrier may only be tackled between the shoulders and knees.
  • If the ball carrier is not brought to the ground a "maul" will usually form.
  • By this time, 35-year-old Centers' role as a receiver (along with ball carrier) had diminished.

ball cartridge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder

ball club

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; baseball club; club; nine

ball cock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. floating ball that controls level in a water tank; ballcock

ball fern

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. feathery fern of tropical Asia and Malaysia; squirrel's-foot fern; Davalia bullata; Davalia bullata mariesii; Davallia Mariesii

ball field

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the baseball playing field; baseball field; diamond

ball game

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a field game played with a ball (especially baseball); ballgame
E.g.
  • Most of the guys were making $50 a ball game."
  • It's fun to go to a ball game occasionally.
  • "I knew it meant the ball game", he said.

ball gown

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the most formal gown; worn to a ball

ball hawk

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball

ball hawking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team

ball nettle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States; horse nettle; bull nettle; ball nightshade; Solanum carolinense

ball nightshade

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States; horse nettle; ball nettle; bull nettle; Solanum carolinense

ball of fire

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone whose career progresses rapidly; go-getter; whizz-kid; whiz-kid
  2. a highly energetic and indefatigable person; powerhouse; human dynamo; fireball

ball over

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; shock; floor; blow out of the water; take aback

ball up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up
E.g.
  • "He can't kick the ball up high," Kiffin said.
  • Don't pitch a single ball up at him.
  • The Spartans returned to their turnover struggles, giving the ball up 15 times in the game.

ball valve

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball

be on the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be well-informed; know the score; be with it; know what's going on; know what's what

beach ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large and light ball; for play at the seaside; beachball

billiard ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used in playing billiards

bocce ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce; bocci ball; boccie ball

bocci ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce; bocce ball; boccie ball

boccie ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce; bocce ball; bocci ball

bosie ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way; googly; wrong 'un; bosie

bowling ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling; bowl
E.g.
  • The bowling ball can be drilled for a left-handed bowler.
  • Pierre Bear runs a bowling ball factory in the great North.
  • This trackball used a standard Canadian five-pin bowling ball.

breaking ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter; curve; curve ball; bender

camphor ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing; mothball

cannon ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon; cannonball; round shot
n.
  1. a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball; change-up; change-of-pace; off-speed pitch

codfish ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. usually made of flaked salt cod and mashed potatoes; codfish cake

cotton ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fungus disease of cranberries

cricket ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ball used in playing cricket
E.g.
  • The council, in return, gives a new cricket ball to Baron Sackville every year if requested.
  • In keeping with tradition, the club pay Lord Sackville one cricket ball on 21 July each year.
  • He was caught on camera biting the cricket ball in a bizarre attempt to re-adjust the seam of the ball.

croquet ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wooden ball used in playing croquet

crystal ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
E.g.
  • Using quartz as a crystal ball it is stereotypically depicted as gypsy fortune telling.
  • As Viola, her weapons are a metal claw and a magical crystal ball which floats around during battles.
  • "Livin' Large" comes with many new objects, such as a crystal ball, electric guitar, chemistry set, and magic lamp.

cue ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ball that the billiard player or pool player strikes with his cue
E.g.
  • There's better things to do than throw a cue ball at a girl.
  • The cue ball is placed anywhere the breaker desires behind the .
  • Knocking a ball (apart from the cue ball) off the table carries no penalty.

curve ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter; curve; breaking ball; bender

dirt ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect; worm; louse; insect

drop the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; sin; blunder; boob; goof

eight ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black pool ball bearing the number 8; should be the last to go in certain pool games

fair ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field

fancy-dress ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks; masked ball; masquerade ball

feather ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a low tuberculate cactus with white feathery spines; northeastern Mexico; Mammillaria plumosa

field hockey ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used in playing field hockey

fish ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fried ball or patty of flaked fish and mashed potatoes; fish cake
  2. well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock; gefilte fish

fly ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air; fly
E.g.
  • Swing and a fly ball, right center field.
  • Swing and a fly ball to right field.
  • Swing and a fly ball, left field.

foul ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
E.g.
  • Second, he batted a foul ball that fractured his knee cap.
  • He disappears as the umpire, looking through a telescope, calls it foul ball.
  • Several spectators attempted to catch a foul ball off the bat of Luis Castillo.

golf ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small hard ball used in playing golf; dimpled to reduce wind resistance
E.g.
  • The man, furious, gives Woody his golf ball back.
  • It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball."
  • 1906 Goodrich introduces a golf ball with a rubber core filled with compressed air.

ground ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground; grounder; groundball; hopper
E.g.
  • At New York on 6/09, Brooks had one goal and one ground ball.
  • Brooks tallied one goal and had one ground ball against Denver 6/16.
  • It is offset by the fact that a ground ball double play is less likely.

gum ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a ball of chewing gum with a coating of colored sugar

hair ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur); hairball; trichobezoar

have a ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. enjoy oneself greatly; have a good time

jump ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate

lacrosse ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used in playing lacrosse

masked ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks; masquerade ball; fancy-dress ball

masquerade ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks; masked ball; fancy-dress ball

matzah ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup; matzo ball; matzoh ball

matzo ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup; matzoh ball; matzah ball

matzoh ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup; matzo ball; matzah ball

medicine ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. heavy ball used in physical training

melon ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bite of melon cut as a sphere

musket ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; ball
E.g.
  • He needed to have a musket ball removed, however.
  • Colonel Scott was mortally wounded by a musket ball in the head early in the attack.
  • Barney himself was badly wounded in the thigh with a musket ball and was taken prisoner.

net ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again; let

ninepin ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used to knock down ninepins; skittle ball

no ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. unlawfully delivered ball in cricket

object ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball

passed ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base

ping-pong ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. light hollow ball used in playing table tennis

playground ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used in playing softball; softball

polo ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. wooden ball that is struck with mallets in playing polo

pool ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used in playing pool

popcorn ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls

porcupine ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. meat patties rolled in rice and simmered in a tomato sauce; porcupines

punching ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing; punching bag; punch bag; punchball

rifle ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape

roulette ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ball used to play roulette

rugby ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. inflated oval ball used in playing rugby

skittle ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball used to knock down ninepins; ninepin ball

soccer ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an inflated ball used in playing soccer
E.g.
  • Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball.
  • He saved 20 cents and used this to buy a soccer ball and start SHOFCO.
  • The game is played using a spherical ball of circumference, known as the "football" (or "soccer ball").

squash ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rubber ball used in playing squash

submarine ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch thrown sidearm instead of overhead; submarine pitch

tea ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a kitchen utensil consisting of a perforated metal ball for making tea

tennis ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ball about the size of a fist used in playing tennis
E.g.
  • (Think of a tennis ball being held in the wind.)
  • In this game a more difficult version of tennis ball is used.
  • Kedar Jadhav climbed up the ranks playing years of tennis ball tournament .

ball back

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The man, furious, gives Woody his golf ball back.
  • The Lions got the ball back and started driving down the field.
  • Receiving the ball back, the Mean Green took a knee to end the game.

got the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Cavaliers got the ball on their own 24-yard line.
  • The Lions got the ball back and started driving down the field.
  • The Rams got the ball back at midfield with 2:16 left and no timeouts.

first ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The first ball is called a strike.
  • In golf croquet, a hoop is won by the first ball to go through each hoop.
  • With Dooley pitching, Woody hits the first ball clear out of the ballpark.

hit the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The players hit the ball with their hands or feet.
  • "The fellows really learned to hit the ball.
  • You need another person to hit the ball.

fumbled the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Stafford fumbled the ball at the 2 minute mark.
  • Navy fumbled the ball on their own ten-yard line late in the quarter.
  • Bruton fumbled the ball, allowing Mantle to reach third on the error.

when the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The game ended when the ball fell through a hole.
  • On kickoffs, the clock starts when the ball is first touched after the kick.
  • Time resumes when the umpire signals "time-on" or when the ball is brought into play.

turned the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Cassius Winston had 11 points in the loss and turned the ball over five times.
  • Jordan Cronkrite was stuffed for no gain, and the Bulls turned the ball over on downs.
  • Cassius Winston notched 12 assists in the game and turned the ball over only one time.

new ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Robinson was certainly protective of the new ball.
  • This was a brand new ball game.
  • Australia struggled against the new ball in the first hour of the day three.

carried the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He also carried the ball twice for 11 yards.
  • He also carried the ball once for one yard.
  • Simpson carried the ball for the last play in AFL history.

moved the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In five plays, Notre Dame moved the ball to the Michigan 41-yard line.
  • After two passes moved the ball another 30 yards, only 6 seconds remained.
  • The RedHawks moved the ball well in the first half but failed to score a touchdown.

ball away

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Tate eventually wrestled the ball away."
  • On the Cowboys second possession they once again fumbled the ball away.
  • After a false start penalty, the Terps were unable to gain a first down and punted the ball away.

ball he took

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • With the ball he took 19 wickets at an average of 32.10.
  • He scored 35 runs at an average of 8.75, with a high score of 32, while with the ball he took 3 wickets at a bowling average of 45.33, with best figures of 2/27.
  • In his first season for his new team, he played seven matches, batted on three occasions and scored 14 runs at 14.00, however with the ball he took 27 wickets at 29.37 including a best of 4/29.

ball bearings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The straight pull mechanism uses 6 ball bearings to lock the bolt.
  • The straight pull mechanism uses six ball bearings to lock the bolt.
  • The company produced ball bearings, motorcycle engines and bicycle parts.

get the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The batsmen could not get the ball past fieldsmen.
  • The goal of each hole is to get the ball into the cup.
  • So I figured that if I could rebound, I would be able to get the ball myself.

move the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They were unable to move the ball in three plays, and punted the ball to Connecticut.
  • The Bulls were unable to move the ball, punting the ball back to UConn after three plays.
  • With a fresh set of downs, Vanderbilt couldn't move the ball, and Adams took a sack for a loss of 9 yards.

ball off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Buffalo received the ball off the kickoff on their own 28-yard line.
  • If the player knocks the 8 ball off the table then the player loses the game.
  • Several spectators attempted to catch a foul ball off the bat of Luis Castillo.

ball down

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On the third pitch, Lazzeri hit a fly ball down the left-field line.
  • "He went to make a move, fell, and threw the ball down hard off the court.
  • With his score on 4 he glanced a ball down leg-side to the wicket-keeper and walked.

ball past

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The batsmen could not get the ball past fieldsmen.
  • Goodall latched onto a shot by fellow forward, Tommy Green and swept the ball past Widdowson.
  • Later in the half, Parker "sliced" the ball past his own goalkeeper Tommy Allen to put United ahead.

received the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Tennessee received the ball with 6:15 remaining.
  • Buffalo received the ball off the kickoff on their own 28-yard line.
  • Navy received the ball from Washington and began to throw it erratically.

ball hit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The ball hit the referee having been thrown in protest at being deemed offside.
  • Instant replay found that the incomplete ball hit a railing with 1 second remaining.
  • The aspects of the play that were reviewable included if the ball hit the ground and who had possession of the ball.

recovered the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This time, Nevada recovered the ball and retained possession.
  • Nate Evans recovered the ball and ran 94 yards for a UCF touchdown.
  • Miami fumbled the snap and Tech recovered the ball on the Miami 39.

up the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Souths kicked off, picked up the ball and scored a try.
  • His deceptive delivery results in hitters not being able to pick up the ball until late.
  • He picked up the ball just outside the Wales box and shot for a traditional Brazilian full-back goal.

ran the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Pike also ran the ball five times for four yards.
  • Moore ran the ball back 93 yards for the touchdown, and a 14–3 Knights lead.
  • Ricks ran the ball twice, scoring on the second carry after the fumble recovery.

loose ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • From there, Iowa State's Mike Rose grabbed a loose ball and ran it in for a touchdown.
  • If the passer drops the ball before this moment it is a fumble and therefore a loose ball.
  • The loose ball was scooped up by Boone, who kept the Hokies' drive going at the Tech 30-yard line.

last ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, the loss of Root for 71 with the last ball of the 50th over was the beginning of the end.
  • Braund was caught off the last ball of Henry's first over, and claimed it was the fastest bowling he had played against.
  • However, Ronchi was soon on strike and just as soon on his way back to the pavilion, Anderson clean-bowling him with the last ball of the third over.

ball through

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Massive, thankful for Danny's help, gifts him a tennis ball through his cell door.
  • Each player takes a stroke in turn, each trying to hit a ball through the same hoop.
  • He drove the ball through the covers and clipped it off his pads through the leg side.

took the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Richardson took the ball three more yards to the Auburn 4, leaving the Tide at third and three.
  • Georgia subsequently took the ball and tacked on another field goal, making the final score 52-41.
  • The quarterback, Sam Moore, took the ball from center and faded eight or 10 yards back of our line.

returned the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Reaser returned the ball 39 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
  • UConn cornerback Jasper Howard returned the ball 26 yards to the Bulls' 41-yard line.
  • Nick Roberts of the Bulls picked off McKenzie Milton at the UCF 30, and returned the ball to the 12.

ball control

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hamadallah is also known for his composure, dribbling and excellent ball control.
  • The elusive, strong-armed Rice was a perfect fit for Holtz's ball control, run-oriented offense.
  • Gifted with great ball control and a precise shot, Herrmann soon became a starter for FSV as an outside left.

throw the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The pitcher may, without limit, throw the ball to the runner's base.
  • A baseball pitcher may throw the ball at U =  for a distance of L = .
  • In the field he was able to throw the ball equally well with either arm.

ball before

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The fielder must catch the ball before it bounces to make an out.
  • The 8-ball must never touch another ball before going into the pocket.
  • Lofting the ball before the arrows in some bowling alleys is not against the rules.

caught the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Childs caught the ball and outran several UF defenders to the end zone.
  • Cunningham, stayed on the line of scrimmage, caught the ball and ran into the end zone.
  • The extra point man had first to field the punt-out, and then, kick from where he'd caught the ball.

put the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Our number nine put the ball to Fred who flicked it back to Vic at four.
  • The score was 1–1 when Orient's goalkeeper Alex Cisak put the ball behind from Hancox's cross.
  • He started the match and put the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute of the match.

off the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Known for his stamina, work-rate, direct running and movement off the ball.
  • Howland had Anderson mostly playing off the ball, while Larry Drew II was the Bruins' primary ball handler.
  • Byram was given a straight red card on 23 August against Watford for an off the ball incident with Watford defender Daniel Pudil.

threw the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "He went to make a move, fell, and threw the ball down hard off the court.
  • After two dribbles Abdur-Rahkman threw the ball to Poole with 2 seconds left.
  • As devised, Wycheck then threw the ball across the field where Dyson was positioned.

ball when

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Opponents must move from the ball when a free hit is awarded.
  • I had a ball when I was there."
  • This refers to the early practice of using the tail of the mace to strike the ball when it lay against a .

moving the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A pass is a method of moving the ball between players.
  • The game was anti-climactic with both teams having difficulty moving the ball in the conditions.
  • The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

kicked the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • With Kasımpaşa 1–0 down at Galatasaray in a Süper Lig match, Donk kicked the ball.
  • While falling, Thomas kicked the ball cleanly out of Rainey's arm, and it fell right to Thomas.
  • Ziel kicked the ball about a yard short of the right upright, giving the ball back to Navy with the game still tied.

long ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Then Vic passed a long ball to me on the Santos goal mouth.
  • The long ball era that Ruth started continues in baseball, to the delight of the fans.
  • With Walsall down to ten men, Barrowman latched onto a long ball and lobbed the goalkeeper to make it 2–2.

ball games

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "Phaininda" and "episkyros" were Greek ball games.
  • The [[list of ball games]] is quite extensive.
  • Kicking ball games arose independently multiple times across multiple cultures.

hitting the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Bencic excels at hitting the ball early or on the rise.
  • Players may not obstruct another's chance of hitting the ball in any way.
  • The right field fence was less than 200 feet away, so anyone hitting the ball over that fence was awarded only a ground rule double.

catch the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Several Packers and Seahawks leaped to catch the ball.
  • Both teams then attempt to catch the ball.
  • The fielder must catch the ball before it bounces to make an out.

passed the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the 77th minute, Keenor, Ferguson and Davies passed the ball among themselves before playing it wide to Thirlaway.
  • Tenorio passed the ball to Chia, who shook off Ronald Tubid, and made the shot over the outstretched hands of Olan Omiping.
  • Fred Abel passed the ball to Bryan, who caught it just short of the goal line and walked into the end zone for the touchdown.

throwing the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This allowed Dalkowski to concentrate on just throwing the ball for strikes.
  • He didn't have much success throwing the ball either as Rice finished 7-of-15 for 106 yards passing.
  • He was hit after throwing the ball by multiple defenders, one of which caused a helmet to helmet collision.
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