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Definition of bobble verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bobble

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbl//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bobble
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbl//
     
    he / she / it bobbles
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒblz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːblz//
     
    past simple bobbled
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbld//
     
    past participle bobbled
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbld//
     
    -ing form bobbling
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒblɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːblɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move along the ground with small bounces The ball somehow bobbled into the net.
  2. 2[transitive] bobble something (North American English) to drop a ball or to fail to stop it She tried to catch the ball but bobbled it.
  3. 3[intransitive] (British English, informal) (of a piece of clothing, especially one made of wool) to become covered in very small balls of fibre
  4. Word Origin 1920s: diminutive of bob ‘the hairstyle’.

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