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- v. To crush into a ball shape.
- v. to coil up into a ball.
- v. To hunch over and pull in one's arms and legs.
- v. to ruin or botch
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On a hard hit ball up the middle by Robinson Cano, he made a behind-the-back stab and threw him out.
A slow boy can waste a lot of the time of a five-thousand-dollar man whose bell he's answering; and a careless boy can mislay a letter or drop a paper that will ball up the work of the most careful man in the office.
DURHAM: Well, it would just ball up and the ends come down and it would quit running.
Moreover, by his own rueful admission, Lake felt threatened by Sandy Bergers closeness to the president in the first year or soleading Berger to complain that while he would dribble the ball up the court, Lake would always make sure that he was the one to put it in the basket.
The crystal ball up on the wall hasn't shown me nothing yet,
• Retell the story of The Little Engine That Could as you move the ball up the mountain and watch it go down.