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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

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.]

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)]

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]

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
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"
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

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

bobble

n
Bommel f, → Pompon m
(US inf: = mistake) → Schnitzer m (inf)

bobble

[ˈbɒbl] n (on hat) → pompon m inv
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I WAS amusing myself by picking the bobbles off one of my collection of two jumpers when the silken silence of the breakfast table was broken.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Pink floral head dress, pounds 15, M&S; Shiny bobbles, pounds 2 per pack, M&S; Aqua floral band, pounds 3.95, John Lewis; Seashell print clips, pounds 3.45, John Lewis; Dice bobbles, pounds 2.50, Top Shop; Beige PVC and stones band, pounds 3.50, Top Shop RIGHT: Blue bobble, pounds 2.99, River Island
Cross on silver chain, pounds 7.99, River Island; square hair bobbles, pounds 1.75, John Lewis
Admit it, you probably made something like these woolly hair bobbles for your knitting badge at Brownies.
They are all grey and covered in bobbles." Jessie Wallace (right) on glimpsing her thong- style knickers
We bought a stack of clips and bobbles and bands, because even though my daughter already owns 460 hair accessories, 459 of them have vanished into the great hair bobble hole in the Earth's crust.
Primark have asked the family to post the bobbles to them for testing.
Celyn's father Stephen said he had emailed Primark to complain about the [pounds sterling]1 bobbles, he said: "We can't even take Celyn to the hairdressers to have the green cut out because it's all around the middle of her head.
im c e receiv rk i " An email sent to Stephen from Primark in response to his complaint asks him to post the bobbles to their officers to be tested by their technical department