- 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[transitive] ball somebody (North American English, taboo, slang) (of a man) to have sex with a woman Word Originverb Middle English: from Old Norse bǫllr, of Germanic origin.
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//