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It was like a basketball game at one stage with people coming on and off. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is the huge indoor basketball court that he built and turned into a nightclub. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was introduced to wheelchair basketball, which again provided an unexpected pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It tells the story of an American high school basketball coach who gets his players to pull together through tough love. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was also a good swimmer and very good at wheelchair basketball. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You may coach basketball better than anyone. Christianity Today (2000)He also squeezed in tennis and basketball. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Watched my son play a high school basketball game at night. Understanding Cancer (1987)But wheelchair basketball can be exciting to watch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Football pitches and basketball and tennis courts are in various stages of construction. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You have to predict correctly the winners of all 63 games in a college basketball league. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They jetted to Ohio to see a college basketball game. The Sun (2012)The wheelchair basketball and closing ceremony should be worth a look on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Isn't that like saying a tall person has an unfair advantage in a game of basketball? Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was a teacher rather than a basketball coach, and a teacher who clearly inspired a generation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The day's exchanges between the leaders were peppered with references to their trip to a college basketball game the night before. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A former basketball player coaches a high-school team. The Sun (2010)It feels like a basketball net or a trampoline, but it's also a fence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The 6ft 4in tall former basketball player is assisted by a man pretending to deliver art supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'basketball'
British English: basketball /ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl/ NOUN
Basketball is a game in which two teams of five players each try to throw a large ball through a round net hanging from a high metal ring.
- American English: basketball
- Arabic: كُرَةُ السَّلَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: basquetebol
- Chinese: 篮球
- Croatian: košarka
- Czech: košíková
- Danish: basketball
- Dutch: basketbal
- European Spanish: baloncesto
- Finnish: koripallo
- French: basket-ball
- German: Basketball
- Greek: μπάσκετ
- Italian: pallacanestro
- Japanese: バスケットボール
- Korean: 농구 경기
- Norwegian: basketball
- Polish: koszykówka
- European Portuguese: basquetebol
- Romanian: baschet
- Russian: баскетбол
- Spanish: baloncesto
- Swedish: basket
- Thai: กีฬาบาสเกตบอล
- Turkish: basketbol
- Ukrainian: баскетбол
- Vietnamese: bóng rổ
Definition of basketball from the Collins English Dictionary
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