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bowl in Sport topic

bowlbowl2 verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]DS to roll a ball along a surface when you are playing the game of bowls2 DSC a) [intransitive, transitive] to throw a ball at the batsman (=the person who hits the ball) in cricketbat b) [transitive] to make a batsman have to leave the field by throwing a ball so that it hits the wicket behind himsee thesaurus at throw3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to travel along very quickly and smoothlybowl along/down We were bowling along at about 90 miles per hour. bowl somebody ↔ out bowl somebody ↔ over→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bowlThe batsman straightened up as Warne came in to bowl.The dismissal of Andrew Flintoff, bowled by Streak for a duck, is cause for more long-term concern.How cheerily, how hilariously, O my Captain, would we bowl on our way to see old Nantucket again!When the Kiwis were bowled out for 102 in their first innings the writing was on the wall.At Bristol, Gloucestershire won their match with Cheshire by 204 runs, bowling out the visitors for just 68.Heaton Mersey Village visited Wayfarers and scored 142 all out, a total they successfully defended bowling out Wayfarers for 112.They gave the ball to Jerome Bettis and let him bowl over the Bengals in Cincinnati.He's a very aggressive bowler -- he always bowls the ball straight at the batsman's body.bowl along/downAfter a very short time, he stopped, and laid the bowl down.The moon appears for fleeting seconds, the night speeds up frantically, the clouds bowl along and vulnerability replaces control.Gabby came bowling down Jim's driveway in a truck.Security come running over as they see us all bowled along miserably before it.She put the bowl down on top of a chest of drawers standing next to the bed and folded her arms.As the bikes bowled down the dark lane, so the circle of the sky seemed to wheel the other way.He set the bowl down, then lifted the boy gently, cradling him in a half-sitting position.We set off at ten, collected Coconut and bowled along to the woods.