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verb bowl pronunciation in British English /bəʊl/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybowl
he/she/itbowls
present participlebowling
past tensebowled
past participlebowled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to throw the ball towards the batsman in the sport of cricket, trying to hit the wicket
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    1. a.

      bowl

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      bowl out

      [transitive] in cricket, to make the batsman leave the field, by hitting the wicket with the ball
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to roll a ball across the ground in the sport of bowls or bowling
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to travel, move, or progress very quickly and easily
    bowl along/away/on etc:

    The story bowls along at a great pace.

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