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v. bob·bled, bob·bling, bob·bles
To bob up and down.
To lose one's grip on (a ball, for example) momentarily.
A mistake or blunder.
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
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)]
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.
Past participle: bobbled
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|Noun||1.||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!"
|Verb||1.||bobble - 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"|
bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, ball up, spoil, muff, screw up, fumble, blow