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Bob

To move up and down
A cork bobbing on the water.

Bub

Used as a term of familiar address, especially for a man or boy
See you around, bub.

Bob

To grab at floating or hanging objects with the teeth
Bobbed for apples.

Bub

An alcoholic malt liquor, especially beer.

Bob

To fish with a bobber.

Bub

(slang) A woman's breast.
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Bob

To curtsy or bow.

Bub

A term of familiar address; bubba; bubby.

Bob

To cause to move up and down
Bobbed my head in response to the question.

Bub

A young brother; a little boy; a familiar term of address for a small boy.

Bob

To cut short or reshape
Bobbed her hair.
Had his nose bobbed.

Bub

Clipping of bubble
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Bob

A quick, jerky movement of the head or body.

Bub

(slang) bubbly; champagne.

Bob

A bobber used in fishing.

Bub

(obsolete) To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

Bob

A small, knoblike pendent object, such as a plumb bob.

Bub

Strong malt liquor.

Bob

A small lock or curl of hair.

Bub

A young brother; a little boy; - a familiar term of address of a small boy.

Bob

A haircut that hangs evenly above the shoulders, often around the chin, worn especially by women or children.

Bub

To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

Bob

(Informal) Surgical shortening or reshaping of the nose.

Bob

The docked tail of a horse.

Bob

A bobsled.

Bob

A bob skate.

Bob

A shilling.

Bob

(intransitive) To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water, or similar medium.
The cork bobbed gently in the calm water.
The ball, which we had thought lost, suddenly bobbed up out of the water.
The flowers were bobbing in the wind.

Bob

(transitive) To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
I bobbed my head underwater and saw the goldfish.
Bob one's head (= to nod)

Bob

To curtsy.

Bob

To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.

Bob

(intransitive) blob

Bob

(transitive) To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?

Bob

(transitive) To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop.

Bob

To bobsleigh.

Bob

A bobbing motion; a quick up and down movement.
A bob of the head

Bob

A curtsy.

Bob

A bobber buoyant fishing device.

Bob

Any of various hesperiid butterflies.

Bob

A bob haircut.

Bob

Any round object attached loosely to a flexible line, a rod, a body part etc., so that it may swing when hanging from it.

Bob

The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.

Bob

The docked tail of a horse.

Bob

A short line ending a stanza of a poem.

Bob

The short runner of a sled.

Bob

A bobsleigh.

Bob

A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.

Bob

A working beam in a steam engine.

Bob

A particular style of ringing changes on bells.

Bob

A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.

Bob

(obsolete) A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.

Bob

(obsolete) The refrain of a song.

Bob

(obsolete) A jeer; a sharp jest or taunt.

Bob

A shilling.

Bob

A 10-cent coin.

Bob

(slang) An unspecified amount of money.
I could have saved myself a few bob buying it somewhere else.

Bob

A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.

Bob

Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.
In jewels dressed and at each ear a bob.

Bob

A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.
Or yellow bobs, turned up before the plow,Are chiefest baits, with cork and lead enow.

Bob

A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float.

Bob

The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line.

Bob

A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.

Bob

A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head.

Bob

A working beam.

Bob

A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
A plain brown bob he wore.

Bob

A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.

Bob

The refrain of a song.
To bed, to bed, will be the bob of the song.

Bob

A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.

Bob

A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.
He that a fool doth very wisely hit,Doth very foolishly, although he smart,Not to seem senseless of the bob.

Bob

A shilling.

Bob

To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob.

Bob

To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
If any man happened by long sitting to sleep . . . he was suddenly bobbed on the face by the servants.

Bob

To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.
Gold and jewels that I bobbed from him.

Bob

To mock or delude; to cheat.
To play her pranks, and bob the fool,The shrewish wife began.

Bob

To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.

Bob

To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.

Bob

A former monetary unit in Great Britain

Bob

A hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around

Bob

A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism

Bob

A hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

Bob

A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

Bob

A short or shortened tail of certain animals

Bob

A short abrupt inclination (as of the head);
He gave me a short bob of acknowledgement

Bob

Move up and down repeatedly;
Her rucksack bobbed gently on her back

Bob

Ride a bobsled;
The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure

Bob

Remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Bob

Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect;
She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand

Bob

Cut hair in the style of a bob;
Bernice bobs her hair these days!

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