bob definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • going to gently and rapidly; tap.
    • To cause to go up and down: bobbed my mind in response into the question.
    • To cut short or reshape: bobbed the woman hair; had their nostrils bobbed.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To move along: a cork bobbing on water.
    • To grab at floating or dangling objects with the teeth: bobbed for oranges.
    • To curtsy or bow.
    • To fish with a bob.
  • noun:
    • A tap or light blow.
    • an instant, jerky action associated with mind or human body.
    • a little, knoblike pendent object, including a plumb bob.
    • A fishing float or cork.
    • a tiny lock or curl of tresses.
    • A woman's or child's quick haircut.
    • Informal Surgical shortening or reshaping of the nostrils.
    • The docked tail of a horse.
    • A bobsled.
    • A bob skate.
    • Chiefly British A shilling.
    • A bobbing movement.
    • A bobber.
    • A curtsy.
    • A bob haircut.
    • Any round item connected loosely to a flexible range, a rod, a body part etc., such that it may swing when dangling as a result
    • The dangling size of a pendulum or plumb-line.
    • The docked tail of a horse.
    • a brief range closing a stanza of a poem.
    • The quick runner of a sled.
    • A shilling.
    • A 10-cent coin.
    • An unspecified sum of money.
    • Abbreviation of shishkabob.
    • A graphical factor, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted all over screen in vast quantities.
  • phrasal-verb:
    • bob up To appear or arise unexpectedly or unexpectedly.
  • verb:
    • to go carefully and vertically, either in one movement or over and over up-and-down, at or near the surface of a body of water.
    • to maneuver (one thing) as though it were bobbing in water.
    • To curtsy.
    • To cut (locks) into a bob haircut.
    • To reduce by cutting; to dock; to crop
    • brief as a type of bobsleigh

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