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bob1

bob1

 
pronunciation:
bab
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition: a quick dipping motion; a nod up and down.
The boat gave a sudden bob that threw them off balance.
similar words:
bow
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bobbed, bobbing, bobs
definition: to jerk down and up or nod rapidly.
The child bobbed her head in enthusiastic agreement.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a quick or jerky movement up and down.
The cork bobbed unsteadily on the waves.The doll's head bobbed back and forth as the dog carried it off in its mouth.
definition 2: to incline or dip one's body as a sign of respect; curtsy or bow.
similar words:
bow
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