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Meaning of “wobble” in the English Dictionary

"wobble" in British English

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wobbleverb

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 ​showspoorbalance: 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 ​foreigntakeoverbid.
  • wobble verb (NOT CERTAIN)

[I] informal to be ​uncertain what to do or to ​changerepeatedly between two ​opinions: The ​government can't ​afford to wobble on this ​issue.

wobblenoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɒb.l̩/  us   /ˈwɑː.bl̩/
  • wobble noun [C] (NOT CERTAIN)

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

"wobble" in American English

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wobbleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈwɑb·əl/
to ​shake or move from ​side to ​side in a way that ​shows a ​lack of ​balance, or to ​cause something to do this: [I] The ​table wobbles because ​itslegs are ​uneven.
(Definition of wobble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wobble" in Business English

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wobblenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈwɒbl/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET, ECONOMICS
a ​shortperiod of ​time when the ​value of something ​falls or it seems possible that it could ​fail: Share ​prices have ​recovered from last autumn's wobble. The ​closure of its German ​subsidiary caused a ​sharp wobble in its ​profits. a market/​price wobble

wobbleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈwɒbl/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET, ECONOMICS
to ​fall or seem at ​risk of ​failing for a ​shortperiod of ​time: In an ​emergingmarket it doesn't take much to make ​shareprices wobble.
(Definition of wobble from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wobble”
in Korean 흔들거리다…
in Arabic يَتَرَجْرَج…
in Malaysian terhuyung-hayang…
in French ballotter…
in Russian шатать(ся)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 移動, (使)搖晃,(使)搖擺…
in Italian barcollare…
in Turkish sallanmak, yalpalamak, dingildemek…
in Polish chwiać (się), trząść (się)…
in Spanish moverse, tambalearse…
in Vietnamese chao đảo…
in Portuguese balançar…
in Thai โยกไปมา…
in German wackeln…
in Catalan trontollar, ballar…
in Japanese ~がぐらぐらする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移动, (使)摇晃,(使)摇摆…
in Indonesian bergoyang…
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