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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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