ballern

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle High German bollern, from Middle Low German balderen, (with Low German -ld--ll-). Compare Dutch bolderen and bulderen. But independent onomatopoeia is equally possible. The football sense via “to shoot” and through secondary association with Ball (ball). See also Bollerwagen.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbalɐn/
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Verb[edit]

ballern (third-person singular simple present ballert, past tense ballerte, past participle geballert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to bang (make a loud, dull sound)
  2. (colloquial) to shoot, particularly: to be trigger-happy
  3. (soccer) to hammer (shoot hard)

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