bowl

[[t]bo͟ʊl[/t]]
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bowls, bowling, bowled
1) N-COUNT A bowl is a round container with a wide uncovered top. Some kinds of bowl are used, for example, for serving or eating food from, or in cooking, while other larger kinds are used for washing or cleaning.

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl...

Your dog should have his own bowls for food and water.

2) N-COUNT: usu N of n The contents of a bowl can be referred to as a bowl of something.

...a bowl of soup.

3) N-COUNT: usu with supp You can refer to the hollow rounded part of an object as its bowl.

He smacked the bowl of his pipe into his hand.

...the toilet bowl.

4) N-UNCOUNT Bowls is a game in which players try to roll large wooden balls as near as possible to a small wooden ball. Bowls is usually played outdoors on grass. [BRIT]
(in AM, use lawn bowling)
5) N-COUNT: usu pl A set of bowls is a set of round wooden balls that you play bowls with.
6) VERB If you bowl, you play the game of bowls or the game of bowling.

Everyone wanted to bowl, hence everyone wanted to open a bowling alley.

7) VERB In cricket, when a bowler bowls a ball, he or she sends it down the pitch towards a batsman.

[V n] I can't see the point of bowling a ball like that...

He bowled so well that we won two matches.

8) VERB: usu passive In cricket, when a batsman is bowled, he has to leave the pitch because the bowler has hit the wicket with the ball.

[be V-ed] Watkins hit 16 before being bowled by Ambrose.

PHRASAL VERB: no cont, usu passive
To bowl someone out means the same as to bowl them.

be V-ed P> He was bowled out first ball.

9) VERB If you bowl along in a car or on a boat, you move along very quickly, especially when you are enjoying yourself.

[V prep/adv] Veronica looked at him, smiling, as they bowled along...

[V prep/adv] It felt just like old times, to bowl down Knightsbridge.

10) N-IN-NAMES: the n N A large stadium where sports or concerts take place is sometimes called a Bowl.

...the Crystal Palace Bowl.

...the Rose Bowl.

11) N-COUNT A bowl or bowl game is a competition in which the best college teams play, after the main season has ended. [AM]

...the Fiesta college football bowl.

12) See also , begging bowl, , mixing bowl, , salad bowl, sugar bowl
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