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ball game

also ball·game (bôl′gām′)
n.
1.
a. Any of various games, such as baseball, played with a ball.
b. A game with religious and political significance in some pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica, southwestern North America, and the Caribbean, played with a rubber ball in a walled court.
2. Slang
a. A competition: "But in the winner-take-all world of politics, the contest for the undecided 2 or 3 percent can be the whole ballgame" (Brad Edmondson).
b. A particular condition, situation, or set of circumstances.
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ball game

n
1. any game played with a ball
2. (Baseball) US and Canadian a game of baseball
3. a situation; state of affairs (esp in the phrase a whole new ball game)
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ball′ game`


n.
1. any game played with a ball.
2. a situation and all its attendant circumstances.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ball game - a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)ball game - a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)
field game - an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
close - change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
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Translations

ball game

n (gen) → gioco con la palla (Am) → partita di baseball
it's a whole new ball game (fam) → è un altro paio di maniche
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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