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ball

noun /boːl/
a round object used in games
balle, ballon
a tennis ball.
anything roughly round in shape
boule, pelote
a ball of wool.
balls (plural ) (slang) testicles.
couilles
ballbearings noun plural in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another.
roulement à billes
ballcock noun a valve in a cistern.
robinet à flotteur
ballpoint noun a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.
stylo bille
on the ball quick, alert and up-to-date
à la hauteur
The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set ( keep the ball rolling) to start or keep something going, especially a conversation
lancer, soutenir la conversation
He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.
(Definition of ball from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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