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bob



Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
n., v., bobbed, bob•bing.


n.
a short, jerky motion: a bob of the head.

v.t.
1. to move quickly down and up: to bob the head.
2. to indicate with such a motion: to bob a greeting.

v.i.
1. to make a jerky motion with the head or body.
2. to move about with jerky, usually rising and falling motions: The ball bobbed upon the waves.
3. bob up, to emerge or appear, esp. unexpectedly: A familiar face bobbed up in the crowd.

bob



Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
n., v., bobbed, bob•bing.


n.
1. a style of short haircut for women and children.
2. a docked horse's tail.
3. a dangling or terminal object, as the weight on a pendulum or a plumb line.
4. a short, simple line in a verse or song, esp. a short refrain or coda.
5. Angling.
a. a knot of worms, rags, etc., on a string.
b. a float for a fishing line.
6. a bobsled or bob skate.
7. Scot.a bunch, cluster, or wad, esp. a small bouquet of flowers.
8. Obs.See walking beam.

v.t.
to cut short; dock: They bobbed their hair to be in style.

v.i.
1. to try to snatch floating or dangling objects with the teeth: to bob for apples.
2. Angling.to fish with a bob.

bob



Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
n., v., bobbed, bob•bing.


n.
1. a tap; light blow.
2. a polishing wheel of leather, felt, or the like.

v.t.
to tap; strike lightly.

bob



Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
n.,
pl. bob.
Brit. Informal.
a shilling.

Bob



Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
n.
a male given name, form of Robert.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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