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bob

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bob

  1. to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <bobbed her waist-length hair herself on her 18th birthday> Synonyms bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen




bob

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bob

  1. 1 to make short up-and-down movements <a family of ducks bobbing on the water> Synonyms bob, bobble, jog, jounce, pump, seesaw, wagRelated Words jerk, jiggle, shake, wiggle, wobble (also wabble); oscillate, rock, sway, swing, undulate; drop, duck

  2. 2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner <he playfully bobbed his brother on the nose to get his attention> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapRelated Words batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull




bob

noun, Scottish

Synonyms and Antonyms of bob

  1. a bunch of flowers <the lassie carried only a little bob on her wedding day> Synonyms bouquet [Scottish], nosegay, posyRelated Words boutonniere, corsage; arrangement; garland, lei




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