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Synonyms for bowl

Synonyms for bowl

a round vessel that is open at the top

a concave shape with an open top

a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods

the quantity contained in a bowl

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a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling

a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling

a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco

the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

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roll (a ball)

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hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end

engage in the sport of bowling

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I have always said, Captain, without a bit of irony, that you are a sterling officer and a solid citizen, bowled and polished to a degree.
Time after time I bowled him over as fast as he could stagger up, until toward the last he lay longer on the ground between blows, and each time came up weaker than before.
There was a nice little breeze blowing and we bowled along after our quarry as gracefully and as lightly as swans upon a park lagoon.
The impact of his mighty shoulders bowled them over upon their backs, and before they could scramble to their feet, the ape was gone, darting in the shadows of the huts toward the palisade at the far end of the village.
But this time Numa was too quick for him and he was but partially up when a great paw struck him on the side of the head and bowled him over.
This tribe lived largely upon the smaller animals which they bowled over with their stone hatchets after making a wide circle about their quarry and driving it so that it had to pass close to one of their number.
In the afternoon, when the sea-breeze had picked up in strength, his sail hove into view as he bowled along before the wind.
The captain led gallantly to the attack, but was bowled over by a chunk of coal that burst on his head in black baptism.