ball up

verb
balled up; balling up; balls up

Definition of ball up

transitive verb

: to make a mess of : confuse, muddle

intransitive verb

: to become badly muddled or confused

First Known Use of ball up

1884, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Ball up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball%20up. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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