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wob·ble

also wab·ble (wŏb′əl)
v. wob·bled, wob·bling, wob·bles also wab·bled or wab·bling or wab·bles
v.intr.
1. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
2. To tremble or quaver: The child's voice wobbled with emotion.
3. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
v.tr.
To cause to wobble.
n.
1. The act or an instance of wobbling; unsteady motion.
2. A tremulous, uncertain tone or sound: a vocal wobble.

[Probably from Low German wabbeln; see webh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

wob′bler n.

wobble

(ˈwɒbəl)
vb
1. (intr) to move, rock, or sway unsteadily
2. (intr) to tremble or shake: her voice wobbled with emotion.
3. (intr) to vacillate with indecision
4. (tr) to cause to wobble
n
a wobbling movement, motion, or sound
Also called: wabble
[C17: variant of wabble, from Low German wabbeln; related to Middle High German wabelen to waver]
ˈwobbler n

wob•ble

(ˈwɒb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to incline to one side and to the other alternately, as a wheel, top, or other rotating body when not properly balanced.
2. to move, walk, etc., unsteadily with a side-to-side motion.
3. to show unsteadiness; tremble; quaver: His voice wobbled.
4. to vacillate; waver.
v.t.
5. to cause to wobble.
n.
6. a wobbling movement or effect.
[1650–60; < Low German wabbeln; akin to Old English wæflian to speak incoherently, Middle High German wabelen to waver, Old Norse vafla to toddle]
wob′bler, n.
wob′bli•ness, n.
wob′bly, adj. -bli•er, -bli•est.

Wobble

 of cyclists—Hare, 1939.

wobble


Past participle: wobbled
Gerund: wobbling

Imperative
wobble
wobble
Present
I wobble
you wobble
he/she/it wobbles
we wobble
you wobble
they wobble
Preterite
I wobbled
you wobbled
he/she/it wobbled
we wobbled
you wobbled
they wobbled
Present Continuous
I am wobbling
you are wobbling
he/she/it is wobbling
we are wobbling
you are wobbling
they are wobbling
Present Perfect
I have wobbled
you have wobbled
he/she/it has wobbled
we have wobbled
you have wobbled
they have wobbled
Past Continuous
I was wobbling
you were wobbling
he/she/it was wobbling
we were wobbling
you were wobbling
they were wobbling
Past Perfect
I had wobbled
you had wobbled
he/she/it had wobbled
we had wobbled
you had wobbled
they had wobbled
Future
I will wobble
you will wobble
he/she/it will wobble
we will wobble
you will wobble
they will wobble
Future Perfect
I will have wobbled
you will have wobbled
he/she/it will have wobbled
we will have wobbled
you will have wobbled
they will have wobbled
Future Continuous
I will be wobbling
you will be wobbling
he/she/it will be wobbling
we will be wobbling
you will be wobbling
they will be wobbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wobbling
you have been wobbling
he/she/it has been wobbling
we have been wobbling
you have been wobbling
they have been wobbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wobbling
you will have been wobbling
he/she/it will have been wobbling
we will have been wobbling
you will have been wobbling
they will have been wobbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wobbling
you had been wobbling
he/she/it had been wobbling
we had been wobbling
you had been wobbling
they had been wobbling
Conditional
I would wobble
you would wobble
he/she/it would wobble
we would wobble
you would wobble
they would wobble
Past Conditional
I would have wobbled
you would have wobbled
he/she/it would have wobbled
we would have wobbled
you would have wobbled
they would have wobbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wobble - an unsteady rocking motionwobble - an unsteady rocking motion    
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
shimmy - an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels); "he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel"
Verb1.wobble - move unsteadily; "His knees wobbled"; "The old cart wobbled down the street"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.wobble - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.wobble - tremble or shake; "His voice wobbled with restrained emotion"
vibrate - shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

wobble

verb
1. shake, rock, sway, tremble, quake, waver, teeter, totter, seesaw The ladder wobbled on the uneven ground.
2. tremble, shake, vibrate My voice wobbled with nerves.
3. hesitate, waver, fluctuate, dither (chiefly Brit.), be undecided, vacillate, shillyshally (informal), be unable to make up your mind, swither (Scot.) He dithered and wobbled when questioned on his policies.
noun
1. unsteadiness, shake, tremble, quaking He rode off on his bicycle with only a slight wobble.
2. unsteadiness, shake, tremor, vibration There was a distinct wobble in her voice when she replied.

wobble

verb
1. To move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall:
2. To walk unsteadily:
3. To be irresolute in acting or doing:
Translations
تَمايُل، تَرَنُّحيَتَمايَل، يَتَرَنَّح
slingreslingren
rugg, vaggvera valtur, vagga, riîa
išklibęssusvyruotisvyrinėjantis
grīļošanāsgrīļotiesļodzīšanāsļodzīties
kolísanie
opotekati se
sendelemesendelemekyalpalamayalpalamak

wobble

[ˈwɒbl]
A. N [of chair, table etc] → tambaleo m, bamboleo m; [of voice] → temblor m
to walk with a wobbletambalearse al andar, andar tambaleándose
B. VI
1. (= move unsteadily) → tambalearse, bambolearse; [voice] → temblar
2. (= hesitate) → vacilar

wobble

[ˈwɒbəl] vi [jelly, person, legs] → trembler; [cyclist, pile] → vaciller; [chair, table] → branler, être bancal(e)

wobble

nWackeln nt; the chair has a wobbleder Stuhl wackelt
viwackeln; (tightrope walker, dancer also, cyclist)schwanken; (voice, hand, compass needle)zittern; (wheel)eiern (inf), → einen Schlag haben; (chin, jelly etc)schwabbeln; he wobbled about on his new bikeer wackelte auf seinem neuen Fahrrad durch die Gegend; his massive stomach was wobbling like a jelly (Brit) → sein rieseger Bauch wabbelte wie ein Wackelpudding (inf)
vtrütteln an (+dat), → ruckeln an (+dat), → wackeln an (+dat)

wobble

[ˈwɒbl]
1. n to have a wobble (chair) → traballare
she had a wobble in her voice → le tremava la voce
2. vi (table, chair, wheel, cyclist) → traballare; (dancer, acrobat) → vacillare; (compass needle) → oscillare; (hand, voice) → tremare

wobble

(ˈwobl) verb
to rock unsteadily from side to side. The bicycle wobbled and the child fell off.
noun
a slight rocking, unsteady movement. This wheel has a bit of a wobble.
ˈwobbly adjective
ˈwobbliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Speaking had been going on all the time, and the audience was clapping its hands and shouting, thrilling with excitement; and little by little the sounds were beginning to blur in Jurgis's ears, and his thoughts were beginning to run together, and his head to wobble and nod.
When I seed dat man I 'uz dat sk'yerd dat I could sca'cely wobble home.
Then, if there's a vacancy, star-eyes,' said the pugilist at her side, holding on a hat which showed a tendency to wobble, 'count me in.
Watch them wobble and go to pieces, and their members become slaves driven to toil by empty stomachs and the law of the land.
They called me Colly wobbles, but it was not my real name.
When we spun the arrows on our arrow straightener, the arrows with a wobbly broadhead seemed to hit further out of our group than the ones with little or no wobble.
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF (BBC1, 8pm) IT'S Dessert Week and it's all about the wobble.
Best of all, it's really sturdy and well made - unlike a lot of step ladders, there's no alarming wobble when you're up it, plus the feet are non-slip and the rungs are non-slip and strengthened, meaning you always feel safe, even at great heights.
Ladders like this are popular with tradespeople and it's easy to see why - this ladder will see you through many years of DIY safely and without a wobble, which makes it worth its weight in gold.
Wobble cranks up the bass and dives straight in with a blast from the deep past, Socialist, taken from the seminal second album of Public Image Limited, the incredible Metal Box.
He noted that in physical terms, the back-and-forth wobble should produce about 3 kilometers of surface displacement, and said, "Instead we observed an unexpected 6 kilometers of surface displacement.