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ball up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck upverb

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

Wiktionary

  1. ball upverb

    To crush into a ball shape.

  2. ball upverb

    to coil up into a ball.

  3. ball upverb

    To hunch over and pull in one's arms and legs.

  4. ball upverb

    to ruin or botch

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  1. ball up

    "Ball up" generally refers to the act of compressing or rolling something into the shape of a ball or a compact rounded mass. It can also be used figuratively to refer to a situation becoming complicated or messed up. The specific meaning can vary depending on the context.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ball up in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ball up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ball up in a Sentence

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabar:

    The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in and I've been shooting it ever since.

  2. Jerry Jones:

    I call it ‘throw-up ball.’ This will arguably be the most-watched game other than the Super Bowl. I hate that it got down to just throwing the ball up and getting the penalties to get you big plays.

  3. Captain Carli Lloyd:

    We wanted to come out hard and strong from the start ... the more pressure we put China under the more they coughed the ball up, i think we're going to be flying next game.

  4. Karen Kasich:

    If I throw a ball up in the air, the laws of gravity don't immediately have it come down. The laws of gravity mean at some point it will come down, but look, he's touched a nerve that I talked about in the very first debate. People feel like they don't have much say. They think that the rich and the special interests get everything they want. And I acknowledge that. And I tell people that, you know, I've been the antidote to that most of my lifetime.

  5. Vidal Nuno:

    Giving up those home runs killed it a little bit, i was leaving the ball up, command was off a little bit. But otherwise, the changeup and off-speed were all working.


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