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Translation of "ball" - English-Spanish dictionary

ball

noun /boːl/
a round object used in games pelota, balón a cricket/rugby/tennis ball.
anything roughly round in shape bola; esfera; ovillo a ball of wool.
balls (plural ) (slang) testicles. pelota, huevo, cojón
ballbearings noun plural
in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another cojinete, apoyo de bolas The ball bearings need replacing because they have gone rusty.
ballcock noun
a valve in a cistern llave de bola, llave de flotador The ballcock was not shutting the water off completely and had to be adjusted.
ballpoint noun ( also ballpoint pen)
a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point esferográfica The note was written in blue ballpoint.
balls-up noun
(British, slang) a mistake or something that has been done or arranged very badly Cagada He made a complete balls-up of his speech.
on the ball
quick, alert and up-to-date estar al tanto, estar alerta The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set ( keep the ball rolling)
to start or keep something going, especially a conversation poner en marcha, emprender; mantener en marcha He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.
(Definition of ball from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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