bob up

Definition of bob up

informal

  1. :  to appear suddenly or unexpectedly <The question bobbed up again.> <New problems keep popping up.>

Variants of bob up

or

pop up

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to strike with a quick light blow :  rap

    :  to move up and down in a short quick movement

    :  to polish with a bob :  buff

  1. :  a short quick down-and-up motion

    :  any of several folk dances

    :  a blow or tap especially with the fist

  1. :  deceive, cheat

    :  to take by fraud :  filch

  1. :  bunch, cluster

    :  nosegay

    :  a knob, knot, twist, or curl especially of ribbons, yarn, or hair

  1. :  to cut shorter :  crop

    :  to cut (hair) in the style of a bob

  1. :  shilling

  1. :  bobsled

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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