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"wobble" in British English

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wobbleverb

uk   /ˈwɒb.əl/ us   /ˈwɑː.bəl/
  • 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.

wobblenoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɒb.əl/ us   /ˈwɑː.bəl/
  • 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 its legs 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   /ˈwɒbl/ us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET, ECONOMICS
a short period 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   /ˈwɒbl/ us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET, ECONOMICS
to fall or seem at risk of failing for a short period of time: In an emerging market it doesn't take much to make share prices wobble.
(Definition of wobble from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“wobble” in Business English

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