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Verb: bob (bobbed,bobbing)  bób
  1. Move up and down repeatedly in a quick, short movement
    "her rucksack bobbed gently on her back";
    - jig
  2. (sport) ride a bobsleigh
    "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure";
    - bobsled [N. Amer], bobsleigh [Brit]
  3. Remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    - dock, tail
  4. Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
    "She bobbed when she shook the Queen's hand";
    - curtsy
  5. Cut hair in the style of a bob
    "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
Noun: bob  bób
  1. [UK, informal] A former monetary unit in Great Britain
    - British shilling, shilling
  2. A hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  3. A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
    - bobsled [N. Amer], bobsleigh [Brit]
  4. A hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
  5. A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
    - bobber, cork, bobfloat
  6. A short or shortened tail of certain animals
    - bobtail, dock
  7. A short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
    "he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"

Derived forms: bobs, bobbed, bobbing

Type of: arrange, British monetary unit, coif, coiffe, coiffure, cut, do, dress, float, greet, hair style, hairdo [informal], hairstyle, inclination, inclining, move, recognise [Brit], recognize, set, sled [N. Amer], sledge, sleigh, tail, weight

Part of: fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, pendulum, rig, tackle

Encyclopedia: Bob, Bullet