One side always loses when the buzzer sounds as the ball soars toward the hoop.
In 2013, Der Spiegel pressed him on his condition: Der Spiegel: Has a ball ever slipped out of your hands because of a tic?
One of the laws of real estate is that once the ball gets rolling it usually moves very quickly.
He gave in a little on the stimulus, but just enough to keep the ball rolling.
Consequently, he was booed every time he touched the ball by the boorish, and unforgiving, Brazilians in the crowd.
I bought a lot, thinking some one might get hurt at the ball game.
They told her a beautiful Princess had been at the ball, with whom the Prince was delighted.
The evening was closed by a ball given by the Prince to the ladies of the town.
But a soldier must be clad even to sixty rounds of ball cartridge.
I almost had the ball, but my side hurt me so that I missed it entirely.
"round object," Old English *beal, from or corresponding to Old Norse bollr "ball," from Proto-Germanic *balluz (cf. Old High German ballo, German Ball), from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning "testicle" is from early 14c. Ball of the foot is from mid-14c. A ball as an object in a sports game is recorded from c.1200; To have the ball "hold the advantage" is from c.1400. To be on the ball is 1912, from sports. Ball-point pen first recorded 1946. Ball of fire when first recorded in 1821 referred to "a glass of brandy;" as "spectacularly successful striver" it is c.1900.
"dancing party," 1630s, from French, from Old French baller "to dance," from Late Latin ballare "to dance," from Greek ballizein "to dance, jump about" (see ballistics). Hence, "very enjoyable time," 1945, American English slang, perhaps back to 1930s in black slang.
A spherical object or mass.
A large pill or bolus.
ball up, beanball, butterfly ball, cannonball, carry the load, fireball, forkball, foul ball, get on the ball, go for the long ball, goofball, gopher ball, greaseball, greedball, have a ball, junk-ball, keep one's eye on the ball, meatball, not get one's balls in an uproar, nutball, oddball, on the ball, play ball, play catch-up, sleazebag, slimebag, softball, sourball, that's the way the ball bounces