Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of bald.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective formed or gathered into a ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ball.

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Examples

  • Is there someone behind him with his excess scalp skin balled up in a fist?

    BILLY BOB THORNTON’S FOREHEAD IS IN A MOVIE

  • Gulf residents in particular, Markey said, "don't want this to be downplayed or low-balled, which is to some extent what has happened since that was released."

    Markey Says Report That Most Oil Is Gone Has Led To 'False Confidence'

  • Gulf residents in particular, Markey said, "don't want this to be downplayed or low-balled, which is to some extent what has happened since that was released."

    Markey Says Report That Most Oil Is Gone Has Led To 'False Confidence'

  • And I just took my blanket and kind of balled it up and I just buried my head uh, in this -- in this blanket and just literally screamed with -- with this anguish that it's going to be that long.

    Hullabaloo

  • And I just took my blanket and kind of balled it up and I just buried my head uh, in this -- in this blanket and just literally screamed with -- with this anguish that it's going to be that long.

    Hullabaloo

  • And I just took my blanket and kind of balled it up and I just buried my head uh, in this -- in this blanket and just literally screamed with -- with this anguish that it's going to be that long.

    Hullabaloo

  • I got kind of balled up for one minute and thought it was you.

    Cheerful—By Request

  • "They came out swinging and it seemed like we kind of balled up when they were swinging and we didn't respond to the punch they threw at us."

    CNN.com

  • "They came out swinging and it seemed like we kind of balled up when they were swinging and we didn't respond to the punch they threw at us."

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • But neither turned out to have a queen - they may have "balled" her when they were shifted to a new site; sometimes bees do this if they are alarmed and either think the queen has done something wrong or that they need to protect her like they did when they swarmed away from the original hive: they mass around her, and she suffocates - so most of the bees absconded and in one hive, a laying worker took over and began cranking out drones.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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