Definition of 'bowling'
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Example sentences containing 'bowling'
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If the batsman likes quick bowling, bowl it slower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There's a bowling alley with a glass wall giving sea views. The Sun (2017)To the local bowling alley. The Sun (2016)My company pays for regular staff nights out and I first got together with my colleague when we went bowling. The Sun (2016)The only changes England will make for the second Test will be to their bowling attack. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is a proven batsman against slow bowling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To judge a bowling attack on its potency is always dangerous at the home of cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bowling alley is no time to introduce process management or control systems. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)You do not want to go bowling in as if you have been there years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)From all this we can infer a leadership profile that contrasts starkly with the bowling alley. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)This is the kind of wicket where you normally go after the bowling and play your strokes. The Sun (2008)All this has transpired for want of spending some time in the bowling alley. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)We are playing the bowling game. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their bowling attack looked too strong. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We get on really well and like talking about cricket, bowling and figuring out opponents. The Sun (2016)If you think his bowling action is unusual, you have not seen his batting. The Sun (2006)In this bowling game you swing your iPhone to bowl. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He received treatment for more than five minutes in the middle and his introduction to the bowling attack was delayed until the ninth over. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A slightly improved bowling action will give him better control and more confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The bowling action commonly sees cricketers put up to 10 times their body weight through the joints below the waist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An equally big sin is to have mastered the skills through bowling in county cricket rather than being taken under the England wing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'bowling'
British English: bowling /ˈbəʊlɪŋ/ NOUN
Bowling is a game in which you roll a heavy ball down a narrow track towards a group of wooden objects and try to knock down as many of them as possible.
I go bowling for relaxation.
- American English: bowling
- Arabic: لَعْبَة البولينْج
- Brazilian Portuguese: boliche
- Chinese: 保龄球
- Croatian: kuglanje
- Czech: bowling
- Danish: bowling
- Dutch: bowling
- European Spanish: bolos juego
- Finnish: keilailu
- French: bowling
- German: Bowling
- Greek: μπόουλινγκ
- Italian: bowling
- Japanese: ボウリング
- Korean: 볼링
- Norwegian: bowling
- Polish: kręglarstwo
- European Portuguese: bowling
- Romanian: bowling
- Russian: игра в кегли
- Spanish: bolos
- Swedish: bowling
- Thai: โบว์ลิ่ง
- Turkish: bowling
- Ukrainian: боулінг
- Vietnamese: trò chơi bowling
Definition of bowling from the Collins English Dictionary
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