to bowl


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Bowling.]
   1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
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            Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
            And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
      were bowled rapidly along the road.
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   3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
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            Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,
            And bowled to death with turnips?     --Shak.
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   To bowl (a player) out, in cricket, to put out a striker
      by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.
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