Definition of ball verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ball

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɔːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ball
    BrE BrE//bɔːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːl//
     
    he / she / it balls
    BrE BrE//bɔːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːlz//
     
    past simple balled
    BrE BrE//bɔːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːld//
     
    past participle balled
    BrE BrE//bɔːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːld//
     
    -ing form balling
    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to form something or be formed into the shape of a ball ball (into something) Her hands balled into fists. ball something (into something) My hands were balled into fists.
  2. 2[transitive] ball somebody (North American English, taboo, slang) (of a man) to have sex with a woman
  3. Word Originverb Middle English: from Old Norse bǫllr, of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ball