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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

bowl noun (GAME)

bowls [U] 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

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 grass or artificial surface during a game of bowls
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