bob ( bobs plural & 3rd person present) ( bobbing present participle) ( bobbed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If something bobs, it moves up and down, like something does when it is floating on water.
Huge balloons bobbed about in the sky above... V prep/adv
2 verb If you bob somewhere, you move there quickly so that you disappear from view or come into view.
She handed over a form, then bobbed down again behind a typewriter. V adv/prep
3 verb When you bob your head, you move it quickly up and down once, for example when you greet someone.
A hostess stood at the top of the steps and bobbed her head at each passenger. V n
Bob is also a noun., n-count
The young man smiled with a bob of his head.
4 n-count A bob is a fairly short hair style for women in which the hair is the same length all the way round, except for the front.
5 Bits and bobs are small objects or parts of something.
bits and bobs phrase
The microscope contains a few hundred dollars-worth of electronic bits and bobs.
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