"Ball" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 wán ball / pellet / pill
 wǔ huì dance / ball / party / CL:場|场[chang3]
 pí qiú ball (made of rubber, leather etc)
 yuán qiú ball / sphere / globe
 yuán zhū ball / bead / ballpoint
 qiú ball / sphere / globe / CL:個|个[ge4] / ball game / match / CL:場|场[chang3]
 dàn crossball / bullet / shot / shell / ball
 qiú ball
 qiú dàn ball (in sport, incl. billiards)
 tū pò to break through / to make a breakthrough / to surmount or break the back of (a task etc) / (of ball sports) to break through a defense
 zú qiú soccer ball / a football / CL:個|个[ge4] / soccer / football
 wǎng qiú tennis / tennis ball / CL:個|个[ge4]
 pīng pāng qiú table tennis / ping-pong / table tennis ball / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shè mén (soccer, handball etc) to kick or shoot the ball towards the goal
 dǎ qiú to play ball / to play with a ball
 gāo ěr fū qiú golf / golf ball
 bǎo líng qiú ten-pin bowling (loanword) / bowling ball
 fā qiú to serve the ball / to tee off
 kàn qiú to watch a football game (or other ball game) / Fore! (golf) / Watch out for the ball!
 jī qiú to bat / to hit a ball (sport)
 gǎn lǎn qiú football played with oval-shaped ball (rugby, American football, Australian rules etc)
 Qī lóng zhū Dragon Ball, Japanese manga and anime series
 qiú tóng ball boy (tennis) / caddie (golf)
 fàn tuán rice ball (steamed rice formed into a ball and stuffed with various fillings) / onigiri (Japanese-style rice ball)
 jiē qiú to receive a served ball (volleyball, tennis etc) / to catch a ball thrown by sb
 zhuō qiú table tennis / table tennis ball (Tw) / billiards / pool / snooker (HK, Singapore, Malaysia)
 qiú lèi ball sports
 gāo qiú high ball / lob (in tennis) / golf (abbr. of 高爾夫球|高尔夫球[gao1 er3 fu1 qiu2])
 kāi qiú open ball (math.) / to start a ball game / to kick off (soccer) / to tee off (golf)
 yìng bǐ generic term for hard writing instruments such as quill pens, fountain pens, ball pens and pencils, as opposed to writing brushes
 zhuàng qiú billiards / billiards ball / pool (game)
 gǔn zhū bearing ball
 yú wán fish ball
 qiú mó jī ball mill
 cā biān qiú lit. to hit a ball or shuttlecock on the sideline / fig. to skirt the line legally or morally
 duàn qiú (sports) to steal / to intercept the ball
 yī tuán huǒ fireball / ball of fire
 yǒu yī shǒu to have a skill / to have a lot on the ball / to have an affair
 mián qiú cotton ball / swab / tampon
 gāng zhū steel ball / bearing ball
 qiú wǎng net (for ball games)
 qiān zì bǐ felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen
 kòu qiú to smash a ball / to spike
 xiān rén qiú ball cactus
 qīng jié qiú scouring ball
 gǔn yuán as round as a ball
 gǔn qiú lawn bowls / bocce / pétanque / bowling ball
 mén qiú croquet / goal ball (served by the goal keeper)
 zǒu bù to walk / to step / pace / traveling (walking with the ball, a foul in basketball)
 yuán zi kind of dumpling / sticky rice ball
线 yā xiàn pressure crease / fig. to toil for sb else's benefit / line ball (i.e. on the line)
 wū lóng qiú own goal (football) / a goal in a sports match where the player accidentally puts the ball into his own goal
 gǔn zhū zhóu chéng ball bearing
 kòu shā to smash a ball / to spike
 duǎn chuán short pass (in ball game)
 pāo xiù qiú throwing the embroidered ball (traditional Zhuang flirting game at festivals) / (fig.) to make overtures / to court
 kōng xīn qiú hollow ball / (basketball) swish shot
 dì gǔn qiú ten-pin bowling / bowling ball / (baseball etc) ground ball
 xiāo to peel with a knife / to pare / to cut (a ball at tennis etc)
 tuán to roll up into a ball with one's hands / spiral / circle / variant of 團|团[tuan2]
 cǐ to trample / to step / to walk on the ball of the foot
 jú leather ball
 jū leather ball / Taiwan pr. [ju2]
 pāo zhuān yǐn yù lit. throw out a brick and get jade thrown back (idiom) / fig. to attract others' interest or suggestions by putting forward one's own modest ideas to get the ball rolling
 shuǐ jīng qiú crystal ball (in Western magic)
线 xiàn tuán ball of string
 Sūn Wù kōng Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4] / Son Goku, the main character in Dragon Ball 七龍珠|七龙珠[Qi1 long2 zhu1]
 huí lì qiú jai alai / cesta punta (sports) / ball used in this sport
 cā wǎng qiú net ball / let (tennis etc)
 zhǔ qiú cue ball (in pool etc)
 shí xīn pí qiú medicine ball
 xié shè qiú a sliced ball (tennis or table tennis)
 xuán zhuǎn qiú spin ball
 xiàng pí qiú rubber ball
 mǔ qiú cue ball (in billiards)
 qiú gǎn ball sense / feel for the ball
 jiè nèi qiú ball within bounds (sports) / in / fair ball (baseball)
 shèng dà wǔ huì grand ball
 xù qiú ball of fluff (containing seeds), e.g. a dandelion clock
 nài wán mothball / naphthalene ball
 gòng wán pork ball
 qīng jī qiú to hit the ball lightly (sport) / putt (golf)
 kòu jī to smash a ball
 xiǎn qiú dangerous ball (in soccer, volleyball etc)
 pāo zhuān to get the ball rolling (abbr. for 拋磚引玉|抛砖引玉[pao1 zhuan1 yin3 yu4])
 yú dàn fish ball
 tàn hēi wēi lì tar ball
  ball mine
] 撞  wrecking ball
  apple mine / ball mine
 jiǎ miàn wǔ huì masked ball / masquerade
 mù yù qiú shower puff / bath sponge / bath ball (containing aromas or salts)
 yù qiú shower puff / bath sponge / bath ball (containing aromas or salts)
 yù yuán taro ball (Taiwanese dessert)
 diào liàn zi one's bicycle chain comes off / (fig.) to let sb down / to drop the ball / to screw up
 shā qiú to spike the ball (volleyball etc) / to smash (tennis etc)
 xǐ gōu to roll a ball into the gutter (ten-pin bowling)
 sān bù zhān air ball (basketball)
 qiú shān zhèn liè fēng zhuāng ball grid array (BGA), type of microchip package
 shǒu huó manipulation (e.g. ball handling in sport) / hand job
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