Synonyms of bowl in English

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1‘he got a wicket for every thirty balls he bowled’

pitch, throw, propel, hurl, toss, lob, loft, fling, launch, let fly, shy, cast, project, send, deliver
spin, roll
informal chuck, sling, bung, heave, buzz, whang
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish

2‘the car bowled along the country roads’

hurtle, speed, career, shoot, streak, sweep, hare, fly, wing
drive, motor, move, travel, go, proceed
informal belt, pelt, tear, scoot, tool
British informal bomb, bucket, shift, go like the clappers
North American informal clip, boogie, hightail, barrel
archaic post, hie

Synonyms of bowl in English

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1‘she cracked two eggs into a bowl’

dish, basin, pan, pot, crock, crucible, mortar
container, vessel, receptacle, repository
pudding bowl, soup bowl, fruit bowl, punchbowl, mixing bowl, sugar bowl, finger bowl, rose bowl
historical jorum, mazer, porringer, reservatory

2‘the town lay half a mile away in a shallow bowl’

hollow, valley, dip, depression, indentation, well, trough, crater, cavity, concavity, sinkhole, hole, pit, excavation
dust bowl
British punchbowl

3‘they are playing a concert at the Hollywood Bowl next month’

stadium, arena, amphitheatre, coliseum, colosseum
enclosure, ground
circus, hippodrome
informal park
rare cirque


    bowl someone over

    1‘the explosion bowled us over’

    knock down, knock over, bring down, fell, floor, prostrate
    catch off balance

    2‘I have been bowled over by everyone's generosity’

    overwhelm, astound, amaze, astonish, surprise, impress, overawe, dumbfound, stagger, stun, daze, bewilder, nonplus, shock, startle, shake, take aback, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast
    take someone's breath away, strike dumb, catch off balance
    informal knock for six, knock sideways, throw, floor, flabbergast, faze, blow someone's mind, blow away