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Definition of wobble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wobble
    he / she / it wobbles
    past simple wobbled
    -ing form wobbling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move from side to side in an unsteady way; to make something do this This chair wobbles. (figurative) Her voice wobbled with emotion. wobble something Don't wobble the table—I'm trying to write.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to go in a particular direction while moving from side to side in an unsteady way He wobbled off on his bike.
  3. 3[intransitive] to hesitate or lose confidence about doing something Yesterday the president showed the first signs of wobbling over the issue.
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