ball busting translation | English-French dictionary

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   (=spherical shape, object)   boule    f     
→ She screwed the letter up into a ball.        
[+string, wool]   pelote    f     
→ Wind the wool into a ball.        
→ a large ball of string        
The cat was curled up in a ball.      Le chat était roulé en boule.  
a ball of fire      une boule de feu  
     (SPORT, for tennis, golf, cricket, hockey, baseball)   balle    f     ,   (for football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball)    ballon    m  
→ The ball ended up in the back of the net.        
to play ball        (lit)   jouer au ballon  
     (fig)   (=cooperate)   coopérer  
to play ball with sb        (lit)   jouer au ballon avec qn  
     (fig)   (=cooperate)   coopérer avec qn  
→ The prosecution lawyer came up with a deal, but the defendant refused to play ball.        
to be on the ball      (=alert)   être éveillé (e)  , être vif (vive)     
→ Thanks for pointing that out; you're on the ball this morning.        
→ She really is on the ball; she doesn't miss much.        
   (=competent)   être efficace  
to get the ball rolling, to start the ball rolling, to set the ball rolling      (=get things going)   commencer  
→ I just want enough cash to start the ball rolling.        
→ The banks set the ball rolling when they reduced their lending rates.        
to get the ball rolling on sth      entamer qch  
He went to the Middle East to get the ball rolling on peace talks.      Il est allé au Moyen-Orient pour entamer des pourparlers de paix.  
the ball is in their court      la balle est dans leur camp  
→ The ball's in your court now - you have to decide what you're going to do.        
to keep several balls in the air      jongler avec beaucoup de choses  
    golf ball  
    tennis ball  
   (=shot, pass)  
a good ball      un bon ballon  
a poor ball      un mauvais ballon  
a beautiful ball      un beau ballon  
   (=dance)   bal    m     
→ You are invited to the Christmas Ball.        
   the ball of the foot      la plante du pied  
(=good time)  

to have a ball      [person]   s'amuser comme un fou  
→ It was a lot of fun. I had a ball.        
[group of people]   s'amuser comme des fous  
→ Judging by the gales of laughter, they were having a ball.        
      vt        ball up    bouchonner  
→ He picked up the sheets of paper, and balled them tightly in his fists.        
→ She balled the handkerchief up and threw it at his feet.        

ball bearing   , ball-bearing  
      n   roulement    m   à billes  
ball boy  
      n   ramasseur    m   de balles  
ball cock  
      n   robinet    m   à flotteur  
ball game   , ballgame  
     (tennis, cricket, baseball)    jeu    m   de balle  ,   (football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball)    jeu    m   de ballon
     (US)   (=baseball match)   match    m   de base-ball  
→ I'd still like to go to a ball game.        
     (fig)   (=situation, activity)   course    f     
→ Then, in the Cold War, the ball game changes. Suddenly, America is exporting art based on freedom and individuality and the artists end up supporting the system.        
→ "Smart people realized that his campaign was imploding," one Democrat familiar with the meeting said. "Torricelli also knew that the ball game was over."        
to be in the ball game      dans la course  
→ You've got to compete to be in the ball game.        
to be out of the ball game      être hors course  
→ Two of his biggest competitors are out of the ball game.        
a new ball game, a different ball game      une (toute) autre histoire, une autre paire de manches  
→ "Unfortunately, this war is a new ball game without rules," the Senator said.        
→ We must be talking a whole different ball game from your average adult audience?        
→ Wake up, buddy boy, it's the twenty-first century now. It's a whole new ball game out there.        
ball girl  
      n   ramasseuse    f   de balles  
beach ball  
      n   ballon    m   de plage  
billiard ball  
      n   boule    f   de billard  
bonus ball  
      n     (in lottery)    numéro    m   complémentaire  
→ The winning numbers were 1, 14, 23, 33, 34 and the bonus ball 5.        
cricket ball  
      n   balle    f   de cricket  
crystal ball  
      n   boule    f   de cristal  
→ It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict his resignation will probably follow        
cue ball  
      n   bille    f   de joueur  
curve ball  
      n     (mainly US)  
to throw sb a curve ball      prendre qn de court  
golf ball  
     (GOLF)   balle    f   de golf
     (on typewriter)    boule    f     
masked ball  
      n   bal    m   masqué  
tennis ball  
      n   balle    f   de tennis
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
pr. part
ruinant (+human) (vt.) ; cassant (vt.)
pr. part
bousillant (vt.) ; quittant (vi.)
pr. part
[Sport]; [Football]
boule ; balle
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"ball busting": examples and translations in context
Yeah, a little bit of ball-busting. Oui, ils sont un peu casse-couilles.
Because Ben and I are in this amazing little bubble right now, and there's no room in here for Chris' stupid rules about us not dating or my ball-busting mother. Parce que Ben et moi, on est dans une bulle formidable, et il n'y a aucune pièce dedans pour la règle idiote de Chris ou ma casse-bonbons de mère.
She looked me in the eye like she had centuries of ball-busting left in her. EIIe m'a regardé droit dans Ies yeux comme si eIIe avait envie d'emmerder Ie monde pendant encore des siècIes.
For a what I know is gonna be a truly inspirational ball busting. C'est pourquoi je dois être présentable.
Besides ball-busting, what are you in for? A part ça, t'es ici pour quoi?
You know, we play a little ball, bust a few heads. On se fait des parties de balle. On se bastonne un peu.
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