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Definition of bowl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bowl
    he / she / it bowls
    past simple bowled
    -ing form bowling
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    roll ball
  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] bowl (something) to roll a ball in the games of bowling and lawn bowling
  2. move quickly
  3. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move quickly in a particular direction, especially in a vehicle Soon we were bowling along the country roads.
  4. Phrasal Verbsbowl somebody over
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bowl