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play ball

Definition of play ball

  1. 1 :  to begin or continue to play a game with a ball (such as baseball) <“Let's play ball!” shouted the umpire.> <We went outside to play some ball.>

  2. 2 :  to do what other people want done :  to cooperate or work with other people <He refused to play ball with the police.>



Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

ballplay
  1. : :  a round or roundish body or mass: as

    :  a spherical or ovoid body used in a game or sport

    :  earth, globe

  1. :  to form or gather into a ball

    :  to form or gather into a ball

  1. :  a large formal gathering for social dancing

    :  a very pleasant experience :  a good time


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