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To perform an action in baseball

balk

verb

in baseball, the pitcher balks if he breaks the rules by suddenly stopping in the process of throwing the ball

bat

verb

to hit the ball with a bat in a game such as baseball or cricket

bat

verb

in baseball or cricket, the team that is batting is trying to score runs (=points) by hitting the ball

baulk

another spelling of balk

bunt

verb

in the game of baseball, to deliberately hit the ball so that it only goes a short distance

catch

verb

to be the catcher in baseball

double

verb

in baseball, to hit the ball far enough so that you can run to second base

fly

verb

to hit a fly ball in baseball

foul

verb

to hit a ball outside the limits of the playing area during a game of baseball

ground out

in baseball, to be put out of the game temporarily after hitting a ground ball

hit

verb

to achieve a particular score when you hit the ball in a sport such as baseball

pinch-hit

verb

in baseball, to bat for another player, especially when you are more likely to make a hit

pitch

verb

to throw the ball to a batter in the game of baseball

pop up

to hit a baseball so that it goes high in the air

retire

verb

in baseball, to end a batter’s or team’s turn at batting by getting the batter out

sacrifice

verb

to hit the ball in a game of baseball so that a runner can move ahead to the next base, even though the person hitting the ball is then out

single

verb

in baseball, to hit a single

steal

verb

to run successfully to the next base before someone hits the ball in a game of baseball

strike out

a batter strikes out in baseball by missing the ball three times, ending their turn at trying to hit it

strike out

a pitcher strikes a batter out in baseball by throwing three balls that the batter is unable to hit, ending the batter’s turn

tag

verb

to touch a player of the other team with the ball in sports such as baseball

triple

verb

to hit a triple in baseball

walk

verb

in baseball, if a pitcher walks a batter, or if the batter walks, the batter goes to first base because the pitcher has thrown the ball badly four times

wind up

to prepare to pitch the ball in baseball

Open Dictionary

chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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