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bobble

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verb bob·ble \ˈbä-bəl\

Definition of bobble

bobbled

;

bobbling

play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. 1 :  1bob

  2. 2 :  fumble

Examples of bobble in a Sentence

  1. The catcher bobbled the ball.

  2. the first baseman bobbled the catch, so the runner was safe

Origin and Etymology of bobble

frequentative of 1bob


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bobble

noun bob·ble

Definition of bobble

  1. 1 :  a repeated bobbing movement

  2. 2 :  a small ball of fabric; especially :  one in a series used on an edging

  3. 3 :  error, mistake; especially :  a mishandling of the ball in baseball or football

Examples of bobble in a Sentence

  1. a bobble that cost them the game

  2. The curtains have a series of bobbles along the edge.

First Known Use of bobble

1836


BOBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

bobble

play
verb

Definition of bobble for English Language Learners

  • : to move up and down quickly or repeatedly

  • : to handle (something, such as a ball) in a clumsy or awkward way : to fail to catch (something)

bobble

noun

Definition of bobble for English Language Learners

  • : a mistake that occurs when a player fails to catch or handle the ball properly in baseball, football, etc.

  • : a small ball of fabric that is used for decoration



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