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ball1

ball1

 
 
pronunciation:
bawl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
on the ball
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spherical or nearly spherical body .
a ball of twine
 
synonyms:
sphere
similar words:
globe, globule, orb, pellet, roll, round, wad
definition 2: a round or oval object, either hollow or solid and commonly used in sports and games.
 
synonyms:
baseball, basketball, football, softball
similar words:
handball
definition 3: a game played with a ball, esp. baseball.
synonyms:
baseball, football, softball
similar words:
basketball, handball
definition 4: (pl.; vulgar) testicles.
similar words:
nuts, testes, testicles
definition 5: (pl.; vulgar slang) courage, toughness, or aggressiveness.
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phrase: on the ball
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: balled, balling, balls
definition 1: to form or be formed into a ball (sometimes fol. by up).
synonyms:
roll, wad
similar words:
globe, round, sphere, wind
definition 2: (obscene) to have sexual intercourse with.
synonyms:
bang, fuck, hump, lay, screw
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