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bowl

noun uk   /bəʊl/ us    /boʊl/

bowl noun (DISH)

A2 [C] a round container that is open at the top and is deep enough to hold fruit, sugar, etc.: a soup/cereal/salad/sugar bowl a bowl of soup/rice/porridge She eats a bowl (= the contents of a bowl) of cereal every morning. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. UK Just put the dirty dishes in the washing-up bowl, and I'll do them later. [C] the rounded inside part of something: The toilet bowl was cracked and stained, and the walls were covered in mould. [C] mainly US a large bowl-shaped building or structure, used for important sports events or musical performances: the Hollywood Bowl
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bowl noun (GAME)

bowls [U] UK ( US lawn bowling) a game played either outside on smooth grass or inside on an artificial surface, in which the players roll a large black or brown ball as close as possible to a smaller white ball: Bowls is one of the most popular sports in the UK . [C] a large ball used in the game of bowls [C] (in the US) a special game of American football usually played after the season has finished

bowl

verb [I or T] uk   /bəʊl/ us    /boʊl/

bowl verb [I or T] (CRICKET)

to throw a ball towards a batsman (= the player who hits the ball) using a vertical circular movement of the arm while running: Pringle was tired after bowling for an hour.

bowl verb [I or T] (ROLL)

to roll a ball along a smooth surface during a game of bowls or bowling
Translations of “bowl”
in Korean 그릇…
in Arabic وِعاء عَميق…
in French boule…
in Turkish çanak, kâse, kap…
in Italian scodella, ciotola, piatto fondo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碗狀物, 碗, 缽…
in Russian миска, чаша…
in Polish miska…
in Spanish bola…
in Portuguese tigela…
in German die Kugel…
in Catalan bol…
in Japanese 深い鉢, スープ皿, ボウル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碗状物, 碗, 钵…
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