basketball

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɑːskɪtbɔːl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbæskɪtˌbɔl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(baskit bôl′, bäskit-)


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basketball

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [bought, need] a new basketball
  2. my basketball is [getting old, losing its grip, deflating]
  3. [pass, throw, toss] me the basketball
  4. [shoot, steal] the basketball
  5. plays [professional, high school] basketball
  6. plays basketball in [high school, the NBA]
  7. [likes, loves, hates] playing basketball
  8. am so [bad, good] at basketball
  9. do you want to play (some) basketball (with me)?
  10. [practice, improve at] basketball
n as adj
  1. [manage, coach] a basketball team
  2. [set up, establish] a basketball franchise
  3. build a basketball [stadium, arena]
  4. on the basketball court
  5. a basketball [game, tournament, player]
  6. have basketball [tickets, seats] (for)
  7. need (new) basketball [shoes, shorts]
  8. go to basketball practice
  9. the [Western, Eastern] basketball [conference, league]
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