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bowl 1

 (bōl)
n.
1.
a. A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
b. The contents of such a vessel.
2. A drinking goblet.
3. A bowl-shaped part, as of a spoon or pipe.
4.
a. A bowl-shaped topographic depression.
b. A bowl-shaped stadium or outdoor theater.
5. Football Any of various postseason games played between specially selected teams, especially at the college level.

[Middle English bowle, from Old English bolla; see bhel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

bowl 2

 (bōl)
n.
1. A ball, traditionally made of wood, that is weighted or slightly flattened so as to roll with a bias, used in lawn bowling.
2. A roll or throw of a ball in lawn bowling and other bowling games.
3. bowls(used with a sing. verb) See lawn bowling.
4. A revolving cylinder or drum in a machine.
v. bowled, bowl·ing, bowls
v.intr.
1.
a. To participate in a game of bowling: I bowl every Thursday night in a league.
b. To throw or roll a ball in a game of bowling: It's your turn to bowl.
c. To hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch toward the batsman at the other, keeping the arm straight throughout the delivery.
2. To move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling: The sportscar bowled along through the countryside.
v.tr.
1. To throw or roll (a ball).
2.
a. To make (a specified score) in bowling: placed first by bowling 237; bowled a strike in the first frame.
b. To perform (a specified amount, as a string or game) in bowling: She bowled eight frames before deciding to use a different ball.
3. To move quickly and smoothly by or as if by rolling: bowled a tire from the garage.
4. To meet or strike with or as if with the force of a rapidly rolling object: The swimmer was bowled over by the wave.
Phrasal Verbs:
bowl out
To retire (a batsman in cricket) with a bowled ball that knocks the bails off the wicket.
bowl over
1. To take by surprise.
2. To make a powerful impression on; overwhelm.

[Middle English boule, from Old French, from Latin bulla, round object.]

bowl over

vb (tr, adverb)
1. informal to surprise (a person) greatly, esp in a pleasant way; astound; amaze: he was bowled over by our gift.
2. to knock (a person or thing) down; cause to fall over
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bowl over - cause to overturn from an upright or normal positionbowl over - cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over - turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
2.bowl over - overcome with amazement; "This boggles the mind!"
surprise - cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"

bowl over

verb
To overwhelm with surprise, wonder, or bewilderment:
Translations
يَتَغَلَّب عَلى
povalitvyvést z míryzakopnout
vælte
fella; verîa agndofa

w>bowl over

vt sep
(lit, with ball etc) → umwerfen; (in car etc) → umfahren, über den Haufen fahren (inf)
(fig)umwerfen, umhauen (inf); to be bowled oversprachlos or platt (inf)sein; he was bowled over by the news/her/the ideadie Nachricht/sie/die Idee hat ihn (einfach) überwältigt or umgehauen (inf)

bowl1

(bəul) noun
a wooden ball rolled along the ground in playing bowls. See also bowls below .
verb
1. to play bowls.
2. to deliver or send (a ball) towards the batsman in cricket.
3. to put (a batsman) out by hitting the wicket with the ball. Smith was bowled for eighty-five (= Smith was put out after making eighty-five runs).
ˈbowler noun
ˈbowling noun
(see also ninepins) the game of skittles, bowls or something similar.
bowls noun singular
a game played on a smooth green with bowls having a bias. a game of bowls.
ˈbowling-alley noun
1. a long narrow set of wooden boards along which one bowls at skittles.
2. a building which contains several of these.
ˈbowling-green noun
a smooth piece of grass for playing bowls on.
bowl over
to knock down. I was bowled over in the rush for the door; His generosity bowled me over.
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I still believe I'm basically a support bowler because our quicks know how to bowl over here and, if they hit the right length, they tend to do the business for us.
It is great to have these guys in the team who are strong batsmen but can also bowl overs of spin for you to try to win games.