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Ball
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ball game definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a field game played with a ball (especially baseball) [syn: ball game, ballgame]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1848 1. a game played with a ball 2. a. a set of circumstances ; situation <a whole new ball game> b. contest 1

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also ballgame(ball games) 1. Ball games are games that are played with a ball such as tennis, baseball, and football. N-COUNT: usu pl 2. A ball game is a baseball match. (AM) I'd still like to go to a ball game. N-COUNT 3. You can use ball game to describe any situation or activity, especially one that involves competition. (JOURNALISM SPOKEN) Two of his biggest competitors are out of the ball game. N-SING If you say that a situation is a new ball game, you mean that it is completely different from, or much more difficult than, the previous situation or any situation that you have experienced before. He finds himself faced with a whole new ball game. PHRASE




 


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