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"bob" in British English

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bobverb

uk   /bɒb/  us   /bɑːb/ (-bb-)
[I] to move up and down quickly and gently, especially on the surface of water: In the harbour, the boats bobbed gently up and down on the water.
[I usually + adv/prep, T] to move quickly in a particular direction: I dropped the bottle into the water and watched it bob up to the surface a moment later. Suddenly a head bobbed up from behind the hedge. She bobbed a curtsy (= bent down from the knees briefly as a sign of respect) to the Queen.

bobnoun

uk   /bɒb/  us   /bɑːb/

Bobnoun

uk   /bɒb/  us   /bɑːb/ UK old-fashioned informal
(Definition of bob from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bob" in American English

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bobverb [I]

 us   /bɑb/ (-bb-)
  • bob verb [I] (MOVE)

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

bobnoun [C]

 us   /bɑb/
  • 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.
(Definition of bob from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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