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wobble

verb uk   /ˈwɒb.l̩/ us    /ˈwɑː.bl̩/

wobble verb (MOVE)

[I or T] to (cause something to) shake or move from side to side in a way that shows poor balance: That bookcase wobbles whenever you put anything on it. Don't wobble the table, please, Dan.figurative The company's shares wobbled with the news of a foreign takeover bid.Shaking, swinging and vibrating

wobble verb (NOT CERTAIN)

[I] informal to be uncertain what to do or to change repeatedly between two opinions: The government can't afford to wobble on this issue.Doubt and ambivalenceHesitating

wobble

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɒb.l̩/ us    /ˈwɑː.bl̩/

wobble noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a movement from side to side that shows poor balance: I gave the poles a slight wobble and the whole tent collapsed.figurative The closure of the company's German subsidiary caused a sharp wobble in its profits.Shaking, swinging and vibrating

wobble noun [C] (NOT CERTAIN)

informal a feeling of not being certain about something: She's having a bit of a wobble about the move to New York.Doubt and ambivalenceHesitating
(Definition of wobble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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