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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, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, 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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