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Definition of "bob" [bob]

  • To hit lightly and quickly; tap. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move up and down: bobbed my head in response to the question. (verb-transitive)
  • To move up and down: a cork bobbing on the water. (verb-intransitive)
  • To grab at floating or hanging objects with the teeth: bobbed for apples. (verb-intransitive)
  • To curtsy or bow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or cause to move up and down repeatedly, as while floating in water (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To move or cause to move with a short abrupt movement, as of the head (verb)
  • To make (a bow or curtsy) (verb)
  • To appear or emerge suddenly (verb)
  • To disappear suddenly, as beneath a surface (verb)
  • To attempt to get hold (of a floating or hanging object, esp an apple) in the teeth as a game (verb)
  • A short abrupt movement, as of the head (noun)
  • A quick curtsy or bow (noun)
  • A particular set of changes (noun)
  • The topmost fly on a cast of three, often fished bobbing at the surface (noun)
  • This position on a wet-fly cast (noun)

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Use "bob" in a sentence
  • "She kept refering to me as “Hacker Bob” So, in the spirit of fun I started with roberthacker bob then just hacker bob."
  • "Recent Comments market folly: yea natgas undoubtedly ripped a lot of people's faces off C. Maoxian: @bob: I think HotTrend was a Reuters in-house project that they abandoned for some inexplicable reason -- ... bob: and hottrend was bought by realtick from someone ... hottrend is the main reason i subscribe to RT."
  • "Example: test1. txt includes: john sam bob henry test2. txt includes: jason mike bob jack remove. txt includes "bob" so when it finds the word bob in both files and remove and save the file."