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 bob bob

noun

  • a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)  ( bob )
    a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
     he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement
    he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement
  • a short or shortened tail of certain animals  ( bob, bobtail, dock )
    a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  • a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line  ( bob, bobber, bobfloat, cork )
    a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
  • a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string  ( bob )
    a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
  • a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism  ( bob, bobsled, bobsleigh )
    a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  • a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around  ( bob )
    a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  • a former monetary unit in Great Britain  ( bob, British shilling, shilling )
    a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  • verb

  • ( ) move up and down repeatedly  ( bob )
    move up and down repeatedly
     her rucksack bobbed gently on her back
    her rucksack bobbed gently on her back
  • cut hair in the style of a bob  ( bob )
    cut hair in the style of a bob
     Bernice bobs her hair these days!
    Bernice bobs her hair these days!
  • make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect  ( bob, curtsy )
    make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
     She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand
    She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand
  • remove or shorten the tail of an animal  ( bob, dock, tail )
    remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  • ride a bobsled  ( bob, bobsled )
    ride a bobsled
     The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure
    The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure


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