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bob 1

 (bŏb)
v. bobbed, bob·bing, bobs
v.intr.
1. To move up and down: a cork bobbing on the water.
2. To grab at floating or hanging objects with the teeth: bobbed for apples.
3. To fish with a bobber.
4. To curtsy or bow.
v.tr.
To cause to move up and down: bobbed my head in response to the question.
n.
1. A quick, jerky movement of the head or body.
2. A bobber used in fishing.
Phrasal Verb:
bob up
To appear or arise unexpectedly or suddenly.

[Middle English bobben, to move up and down, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

bob 2

 (bŏb)
n.
1. A small, knoblike pendent object, such as a plumb bob.
2. A small lock or curl of hair.
3. A woman's or child's short haircut.
4. Informal Surgical shortening or reshaping of the nose.
5. The docked tail of a horse.
6.
a. A bobsled.
b. A bob skate.
tr.v. bobbed, bob·bing, bobs
To cut short or reshape: bobbed her hair; had his nose bobbed.

[Middle English bobbe, cluster of fruit.]

bob 3

 (bŏb)
n. pl. bob Chiefly British
A shilling.

[Origin unknown.]

bob

(bɒb)
vb, bobs, bobbing or bobbed
1. to move or cause to move up and down repeatedly, as while floating in water
2. to move or cause to move with a short abrupt movement, as of the head
3. to make (a bow or curtsy): the little girl bobbed before the visitor.
4. (usually foll by: up) to appear or emerge suddenly
5. (intr; foll by under, below, etc) to disappear suddenly, as beneath a surface
6. (usually foll by: for) to attempt to get hold (of a floating or hanging object, esp an apple) in the teeth as a game
n
7. a short abrupt movement, as of the head
8. a quick curtsy or bow
9. (Music, other) bell-ringing a particular set of changes
10. (Angling) angling
a. short for bobfloat
b. the topmost fly on a cast of three, often fished bobbing at the surface
c. this position on a wet-fly cast
[C14: of uncertain origin]

bob

(bɒb)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle for women and children in which the hair is cut short evenly all round the head
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a dangling or hanging object, such as the weight on a pendulum or on a plumb line
3. (Tools) a polishing disc on a rotating spindle. It is usually made of felt, leather, etc, impregnated with an abrasive material
4. short for bob skate, bobsleigh
5. a runner or pair of runners on a bobsled
6. (Angling) angling a small knot of worms, maggots, etc, used as bait
7. (Poetry) a very short line of verse at the end of a stanza or preceding a rhyming quatrain (the wheel) at the end of a stanza
8. (Poetry) a refrain or burden with such a short line or lines
9. (Breeds) a docked tail, esp of a horse
10. dialect Brit a hanging cluster, as of flowers or ribbons
vb, bobs, bobbing or bobbed
11. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to cut (the hair) in a bob
12. (Breeds) (tr) to cut short (something, esp the tail of an animal); dock or crop
13. (intr) to ride on a bobsled
[C14 bobbe bunch of flowers, perhaps of Celtic origin]

bob

(bɒb)
vb, bobs, bobbing or bobbed
to tap or cause to tap or knock lightly (against)
n
a light knock; tap
[C13 bobben to rap, beat; see bop2]

bob

(bɒb)
n, pl bob
(Currencies) Brit (formerly) an informal word for a shilling1
[C19: of unknown origin]

Bob

(bɒb)
n
Bob's your uncle slang everything is or will turn out all right
[C19: perhaps from pet form of Robert]

bob1

(bɒb)

n., v. bobbed, bob•bing. n.
1. a short, jerky motion: a bob of the head.
v.t.
2. to move quickly down and up.
3. to indicate with such a motion: to bob a greeting.
v.i.
4. to make a jerky motion with the head or body.
5. to move about with jerky, usu. rising and falling motions: The ball bobbed upon the waves.
6. bob up, to appear unexpectedly.
[1400–50; late Middle English bobben. See bob2]

bob2

(bɒb)

n., v. bobbed, bob•bing. n.
1. a short, caplike haircut.
2. a docked horse's tail.
3. a dangling or terminal object, as the weight on a pendulum or a plumb line.
4. a float for a fishing line.
5. a bobsled or bob skate.
v.t.
6. to cut short; dock: to bob one's hair.
v.i.
7. to try to snatch floating or dangling objects with the teeth: to bob for apples.
[1300–50; Middle English bobbe (n.) spray, cluster]

bob3

(bɒb)

n., v. bobbed, bob•bing. n.
1. a polishing wheel of leather or felt.
2. Archaic. a light blow; tap.
v.t.
3. to tap; strike lightly.
[1350–1400; Middle English bobben to strike, beat, perhaps imitative See bop2]

bob4

(bɒb)

n., pl. bob.
Brit. shilling.
[1780–90]

Bob

 a knot or bunch of hair, hence, a bunch or cluster of leaves, flowers, fruit, etc. See also bouquet, bunch, nosegay.

bob


Past participle: bobbed
Gerund: bobbing

Imperative
bob
bob
Present
I bob
you bob
he/she/it bobs
we bob
you bob
they bob
Preterite
I bobbed
you bobbed
he/she/it bobbed
we bobbed
you bobbed
they bobbed
Present Continuous
I am bobbing
you are bobbing
he/she/it is bobbing
we are bobbing
you are bobbing
they are bobbing
Present Perfect
I have bobbed
you have bobbed
he/she/it has bobbed
we have bobbed
you have bobbed
they have bobbed
Past Continuous
I was bobbing
you were bobbing
he/she/it was bobbing
we were bobbing
you were bobbing
they were bobbing
Past Perfect
I had bobbed
you had bobbed
he/she/it had bobbed
we had bobbed
you had bobbed
they had bobbed
Future
I will bob
you will bob
he/she/it will bob
we will bob
you will bob
they will bob
Future Perfect
I will have bobbed
you will have bobbed
he/she/it will have bobbed
we will have bobbed
you will have bobbed
they will have bobbed
Future Continuous
I will be bobbing
you will be bobbing
he/she/it will be bobbing
we will be bobbing
you will be bobbing
they will be bobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bobbing
you have been bobbing
he/she/it has been bobbing
we have been bobbing
you have been bobbing
they have been bobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bobbing
you will have been bobbing
he/she/it will have been bobbing
we will have been bobbing
you will have been bobbing
they will have been bobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bobbing
you had been bobbing
he/she/it had been bobbing
we had been bobbing
you had been bobbing
they had been bobbing
Conditional
I would bob
you would bob
he/she/it would bob
we would bob
you would bob
they would bob
Past Conditional
I would have bobbed
you would have bobbed
he/she/it would have bobbed
we would have bobbed
you would have bobbed
they would have bobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bob - a former monetary unit in Great Britain
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
British monetary unit - monetary unit in Great Britain
2.bob - a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
3.bob - a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
sled, sledge, sleigh - a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
4.bob - a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
kite tail - a bob on a kite to provide balance
pendulum - an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity
plumb, plumb bob, plummet - the metal bob of a plumb line
sounding lead - a metal bob at the end of a sounding line
weight - an artifact that is heavy
5.bob - a small float usually made of corkbob - a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
float - something that floats on the surface of water
6.bob - a short or shortened tail of certain animals
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
7.bob - a short abrupt inclination (as of the head); "he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
inclining, inclination - the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
Verb1.bob - move up and down repeatedly; "her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
dabble - bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water; "dabbling ducks"
bob about, bob around - move up and down with no specific path; "the cork bobbed around in the pool"
2.bob - ride a bobsled; "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
sled, sleigh - ride (on) a sled
3.bob - remove or shorten the tail of an animal
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
4.bob - make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect; "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
5.bob - cut hair in the style of a bob; "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, dress, set - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"

bob

verb
1. bounce, duck, leap, hop, weave, skip, jerk, wobble, quiver, oscillate, waggle Balloons bobbed about in the sky
2. duck, drop, lower yourself, bend, bow, dodge, crouch, stoop She handed over a form, then bobbed down again behind a typewriter.
3. nod, lower, bend, bow, dip She bobbed her head at each passenger.
noun
1. nod, sign, signal, greeting, gesture, indication, salute The young man smiled with a bob of his head.
bob up spring up, rise, appear, emerge, surface, pop up, jump up, bounce up They will bob up like corks as they cook.
Translations
يَقْفِزُ، يَصْعَدُ وَيَهْبِطُ
houpat se
bølgevugge
fel-le mozog
skjótast upp og niîur
šokinėti
šūpoties
hojdať
aşağı yukarı inip çıkmakbatıp çıkmak

Bob

[bɒb] N (familiar form) of Robert Bob's your uncle! (Brit) → ¡y se acabó!, ¡y listo!

bob

1 [bɒb]
A. N (= jerk) [of head etc] → sacudida f, meneo m; (= curtsy) → reverencia f
B. VI (= jerk) [person] → menearse; [animal] → moverse, menearse
to bob to sb (= curtsy) → hacer una reverencia a algn
bob about VI + ADV (in wind etc) → bailar; (on water) → balancearse, mecerse
bob down VI + ADV (= duck) → agacharse
bob up VI + ADVaparecer (fig) (= appear) → surgir, presentarse
to bob up and down [cork] → subir y bajar; [boat] → cabecear; [person] → levantarse y sentarse repetidas veces

bob

2 [bɒb]
A. N (= hairstyle) → pelo m a lo garçon
B. VT [+ hair] → cortar a lo garçon

bob

3 [bɒb] N (pl inv) (Brit) (formerly) (= shilling) → chelín m
that must be worth a few bobeso tiene que valer un buen pico or un dineral
he's not short of a few bobestá forrado

bob

4 [bɒb] N (= bobsleigh) → bob m, bobsleigh m

bob

[ˈbɒb]
vi
[boat, cork] → flotter
to bob up and down (in water)danser
to bob about (in the air)se balancer
n
(British) = shilling
bits and bobs (= bits and pieces) (mainly British)trucs mpl
bob up
viremonter brusquement à la surface

Bob

n dim of Robert; … and Bob’s your uncle! (inf)… und fertig ist der Lack! (inf)

bob

:
bob cap
nPudelmütze f
bobcat
n (US) → Luchs m
bobsleigh, (US) bobsled
nBob m
viBob fahren
bobtail
ngestutzter Schwanz
bobtail cap, bobtail hat
nBommelmütze f
bobtailed
adj horse, dogmit gestutztem Schwanz

bob

1
vi
(= move up and down)sich auf und ab bewegen; (rabbit)hoppeln; (bird’s tail)wippen; (boxer)tänzeln; to bob (up and down) in or on the waterauf dem Wasser schaukeln; (cork, piece of wood etc)sich im Wasser auf und ab bewegen; he bobbed out of sighter duckte sich
(= curtsey)knicksen (to sb vor jdm)
vt
(= move jerkily) headnicken mit; (bird) tailwippen mit
curtseymachen; to bob a greetingzum Gruß kurz nicken
n
(= curtsey)Knicks (→ chen nt) m
(of head)Nicken nt no pl; (of bird’s tail)Wippen nt no pl

bob

2
n pl <bob> (dated Brit inf) → Shilling m; that must have cost a bob or twodas muss schon ein paar Euro gekostet haben (inf); that must be worth a few bobdas muss eine Stange Geld wert sein (inf); he must be worth a few bober muss eine Stange Geld haben (inf)

bob

3
n
(= haircut)Bubikopf m
(= horse’s tail)gestutzter Schwanz
(= weight: on pendulum, plumb line) → Gewicht nt
(Fishing, = float) → Schwimmer m
a few/various bits and bobsso ein paar/verschiedene Dinge; my personal bits and bobsmeine Siebensachen; the usual plastic bits and bobsdie sonst üblichen Plastikdinger (inf); to sell bits and bobsTrödel verkaufen
vt to have one’s hair bobbedsich (dat)einen Bubikopf schneiden lassen; bobbedkurz geschnitten, gestutzt

bob

4
n (= sleigh)Bob m; (= runner)Kufe f; two-/four-man bobZweier-/Viererbob m

bob

1 [bɒb]
1. n (curtsy) → riverenza, inchino
2. vi (also bob up and down) → andare su e giù
bob up vi + advspuntare, saltare fuori

bob

2 [bɒb] ncaschetto

bob

3 [bɒb] n pl inv (old) (Brit) (fam) → scellino

bob

(bob) past tense, past participle bobbed verb
to move (up and down). The cork was bobbing about in the water.
References in classic literature ?
She never finds herself very soon, so the minute her cap began to bob like a top-heavy dahlia, I whipped the VICAR OF WAKEFIELD out of my pocket, and read away, with one eye on him and one on Aunt.
Of course not," echoed Mariequita, with a serious, confirmatory bob of the head.
The half-emptied line-tub floats on the whitened sea; the wooden poles of the spilled harpoons obliquely bob in it; the heads of the swimming crew are scattered about the whale in contrasting expressions of affright; while in the black stormy distance the ship is bearing down upon the scene.
Dey wuz a nigger name' Bob, dat had ketched a wood- flat, en his marster didn' know it; en I bought it off'n him en told him to take de thirty-five dollars when de en' er de year come; but somebody stole de wood-flat dat night, en nex day de one-laigged nigger say de bank's busted.
Well, that sounds like a good way; but that ain't the way Bob Tanner done.
Yesterday," he said one morning after an absence, "I went to Thwaite for mother an' near th' Blue Cow Inn I seed Bob Haworth.
And perhaps it was the pleasure the good Spirit had in showing off this power of his, or else it was his own kind, generous, hearty nature, and his sympathy with all poor men, that led him straight to Scrooge's clerk's; for there he went, and took Scrooge with him, holding to his robe; and on the threshold of the door the Spirit smiled, and stopped to bless Bob Cratchit's dwelling with the sprinkling of his torch.
Five bob,' replied Miss Mowcher, 'and dirt cheap, my chicken.
Sell for five bob the high opinion your ladyship has of me
At the sound of the heavy plop alongside horror held me rooted to the spot; but Dominic stepped quietly to the rail and leaned over, waiting for his nephew's miserable head to bob up for the first time.
Bob was a well-meaning idiot, but Garm did not encourage him.
The stout gentleman half rose from his chair and gave a bob of greeting, with a quick little questioning glance from his small fat-encircled eyes.