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English definition of “bowl”


verb [I, T]
ROLL to roll a ball along a surface as part of a gameBowls, bowling and croquet
CRICKET in cricket, to throw a ball to the person who has to hit itCricketGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of bowl verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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