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bobble

a repeated, jerky movement; a fumbling of a baseball; an error; mistake
Not to be confused with:
bauble – a showy ornament; trinket, gewgaw
bubble – a round body of gas contained in a liquid; a dome or domelike structure; a temporary change: a real estate bubble
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

bob·ble

 (bŏb′əl)
v. bob·bled, bob·bling, bob·bles
v.intr.
To bob up and down.
v.tr.
To lose one's grip on (a ball, for example) momentarily.
n.
A mistake or blunder.

[From bob.]
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bobble

(ˈbɒbəl)
n
1. a short jerky motion, as of a cork floating on disturbed water; bobbing movement
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a tufted ball, usually for ornament, as on a knitted hat
3. any small dangling ball or bundle
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a loop of elastic used to hold the hair in a ponytail, etc
vb
5. (intr) sport (of a ball) to bounce with a rapid erratic motion due to an uneven playing surface
6. informal US to handle (something) ineptly; muff; bungle: he bobbled the ball and lost the game.
[C19: from bob1 (vb)]
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bob•ble

(ˈbɒb əl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. a repeated, jerky movement; bob.
2. a momentary fumbling or juggling of a batted or thrown baseball.
3. an error; mistake.
4. a small ball of fabric, esp. when set in rows and used as a trimming.
v.t.
5. to juggle or fumble momentarily.
[1805–15; bob1 + -le]
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bobble


Past participle: bobbled
Gerund: bobbling

Imperative
bobble
bobble
Present
I bobble
you bobble
he/she/it bobbles
we bobble
you bobble
they bobble
Preterite
I bobbled
you bobbled
he/she/it bobbled
we bobbled
you bobbled
they bobbled
Present Continuous
I am bobbling
you are bobbling
he/she/it is bobbling
we are bobbling
you are bobbling
they are bobbling
Present Perfect
I have bobbled
you have bobbled
he/she/it has bobbled
we have bobbled
you have bobbled
they have bobbled
Past Continuous
I was bobbling
you were bobbling
he/she/it was bobbling
we were bobbling
you were bobbling
they were bobbling
Past Perfect
I had bobbled
you had bobbled
he/she/it had bobbled
we had bobbled
you had bobbled
they had bobbled
Future
I will bobble
you will bobble
he/she/it will bobble
we will bobble
you will bobble
they will bobble
Future Perfect
I will have bobbled
you will have bobbled
he/she/it will have bobbled
we will have bobbled
you will have bobbled
they will have bobbled
Future Continuous
I will be bobbling
you will be bobbling
he/she/it will be bobbling
we will be bobbling
you will be bobbling
they will be bobbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bobbling
you have been bobbling
he/she/it has been bobbling
we have been bobbling
you have been bobbling
they have been bobbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bobbling
you will have been bobbling
he/she/it will have been bobbling
we will have been bobbling
you will have been bobbling
they will have been bobbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bobbling
you had been bobbling
he/she/it had been bobbling
we had been bobbling
you had been bobbling
they had been bobbling
Conditional
I would bobble
you would bobble
he/she/it would bobble
we would bobble
you would bobble
they would bobble
Past Conditional
I would have bobbled
you would have bobbled
he/she/it would have bobbled
we would have bobbled
you would have bobbled
they would have bobbled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Verb1.bobble - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbobble - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
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Translations

bobble

[ˈbɒbl]
A. N
1. (Brit) (on hat) → borla f
2. (US) (= mistake) → pifia f
B. VI [ball etc] → saltar, moverse de un lado para otro
C. VT (US) (= handle ineptly) → pifiarla con
D. CPD bobble hat N (Brit) → gorro m con borla
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bobble

[ˈbɒbəl]
n
(British) [hat] → pompon m
(for hair)élastique m à cheveux
vi (British) [ball] → rebondir
vt (US) (= fumble) [+ ball] → manier maladroitementbobble hat n (British)bonnet m à pompon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bobble

n
Bommel f, → Pompon m
(US inf: = mistake) → Schnitzer m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bobble

[ˈbɒbl] n (on hat) → pompon m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Here the old soldier bobbled up and asked if Kim would accept his hospitality for the night.
"[When] Tesche cut it back to Wes it's bobbled up just before he's about to finish.
Back at Hollywood Park, on June 15, 2002, the silver-haired Bob Baffert bobbled his way into history, 20,000 times, which was 30,000 fewer than Jerry Bailey's bobblehead at Saratoga the following month.
But Gary Neville's bobbled back-pass put paid to such hopes.
Wycombe then took command and when the visitors failed to clear Nathan Tyson's centre, the ball bobbled loose, hit a post, and was nodded in by Birchall.
Newry's miss came on 86 minutes when Barry Meehan played the ball through to Gareth Fulton but the ball bobbled just as he was about to strike it and it ballooned over the bar.
Welshpool's Steve Bird had a shot blocked by Mick Maloney, who then passed back to Danny Embleton in goal but the ball bobbled on the foot of the keeper and ended up in the net.