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ball game

  

      n  
1    any game played with a ball  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   a game of baseball  
3    Informal   a situation; state of affairs (esp. in the phrase a whole new ball game)  
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ball          [1]  
      n  
1    a spherical or nearly spherical body or mass  
a ball of wool     
2    a round or roundish body, either solid or hollow, of a size and composition suitable for any of various games, such as football, golf, billiards, etc  
3    a ball propelled in a particular way in a sport  
a high ball     
4    any of various rudimentary games with a ball  
to play ball     
5      (Cricket)   a single delivery of the ball by the bowler to the batsman  
6      (Baseball)   a single delivery of the ball by a pitcher outside certain limits and not swung at by the batter  
7   
a    a solid nonexplosive projectile for a firearm  
   Compare       shell       6  
b    such projectiles collectively  
8    any more or less rounded part or protuberance  
the ball of the foot     
9    Taboo slang   a testicle  
   See       balls  
10      (Vet. science)      another word for       bolus  
11      (Horticulture)   the hard mass of roots and earth removed with the rest of the plant during transplanting  
12    ball of muscle     (Austral)   a very strong, fit, or forceful person  
13    have the ball at one's feet   to have the chance of doing something  
14    keep the ball rolling   to maintain the progress of a project, plan, etc  
15    on the ball  
Informal   alert; informed  
16    play ball  
Informal   to cooperate  
17    set or start the ball rolling   to open or initiate (an action, discussion, movement, etc.)  
18    the ball is in your court   you are obliged to make the next move  
      vb  
19    tr   to make, form, wind, etc., into a ball or balls  
to ball wool     
20    intr   to gather into a ball or balls  
21    Taboo slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to copulate (with)  
     (C13: from Old Norse böllr; related to Old High German balla, Italian palla French balle)  

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ball

  
1    drop, globe, globule, orb, pellet, sphere, spheroid  
2    ammunition, bullet, grapeshot, pellet, shot, slug  

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exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
a person who hunts wild animals
HUNTING
id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
v.
to begin something, to get a process started
If I could just get the ball rolling, then other people would help. Now that we're acquainted, let's get the ball rolling!
n.
a strategy video game originary from Japan, published by Nintendo. Now it is very popular everywhere around the world.
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n.
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n.
transformation of a story or a product in a game
v.
to dress up as somebody or something, as a children's game
n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team
[Leg.];[Bus.]
n.
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exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
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