ball up

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ball up (third-person singular simple present balls up, present participle balling up, simple past and past participle balled up)

  1. (transitive) To crush into a ball shape.
    She balled up her paper in frustration.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To coil up into a ball.
    He balled up his fists, ready to fight.
  3. (intransitive) To hunch over and pull in one's arms and legs.
    Her son balls up in fear whenever there is a storm.
  4. (slang, transitive) To ruin or botch.


(ruin or botch):