- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move along the ground with small bounces The ball somehow bobbled into the net.
- 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[intransitive] (British English, informal) (of a piece of clothing, especially one made of wool) to become covered in very small balls of fibre Word Origin 1920s: diminutive of bob ‘the hairstyle’.
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//