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bob

verb [I]  /bɑb/ (-bb-) us  

bob verb [I] (MOVE)

to move up and down quickly and gently: Empty cans and bottles bobbed in the water of the harbor.

bob

noun [C]  /bɑb/ us  

bob noun [C] (HAIRSTYLE)

a hairstyle that is short at the front while the other hair is cut to neck length all around the head: She wears her hair in a bob.
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