[ eyt-bawl ]
/ ˈeɪtˌbɔl /
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
Idioms for eightball
behind the eightball, Informal. in a difficult, disadvantageous, or uncomfortable situation: He hasn't studied all term, and now he's behind the eightball.
Words nearby eightball
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British Dictionary definitions for eightball
noun US and Canadian
(in pool) the black ball, marked with the number eight
behind the eight ball in a difficult situation; snookered
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