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Spanish translation of “ball”

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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