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English definition of “bobble”

bobble

verb [I]     /ˈbɒb.l̩/ US  /ˈbɑː.bl̩/ UK (US pill)
If a piece of clothing or material bobbles, it develops small balls of threads on its surface: I've only worn this jumper twice, and it's already begun to bobble.Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of bobble verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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