play ball with

play ball with someone

 
1. Lit. to toss a ball back and forth with someone. Carla is out playing ball with the little kids. Will you play ball with us?
2. Lit. to play baseball or some other team sport with someone. Do you want to play ball with our team? I decided I wouldn't play ball with the school team anymore.
3. Fig. to cooperate with someone. Why can't you guys play ball with us? Max won't play ball with the gang anymore.
See also: ball, play
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Here it is telling you that if you can play ball with Kate Moss then anything is possible.
One mom said they just wanted a man to play ball with her son in the park because that would make things better.
This piece is an homage to Ryokan, an eighteenth-century Japanese poet and monk who left behind as a relic the ball of thread embroidered with peonies and butterflies that be always carried with him and used to play ball with children.
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During recess, Brandon takes the time to play ball with the students, making them feel like he's not only there as a volunteer, but also as a friend.
The guys we play ball with and stuff, it will always be there for us.
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And in America, in the 1600s, Native Americans gathered on Massachusetts beaches to play a game called ``pasuckuakohowog,'' catchingly translated as, ``they gather to play ball with the foot.
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