Synonyms of bob
1 bounceDictionary • Balloons bobbed about in the sky.
bounce • Moira bounced into the office.
leap • The newsreels show him leaping into the air.
hop • I hopped down three steps.
skip • She was skipping along the pavement.
waggle • He was waggling his toes in his socks.
2 duckDictionary • She handed over a form, then bobbed down again behind a typewriter.
duck • He ducked in time to save his head from the blow.
bend • Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
dodge • We dodged behind a pillar.
crouch • A man was crouching behind the bushes.
stoop • He stooped to pick up the carrier bag of groceries.
nodDictionary • The young man smiled with a bob of his head.
nod • Then, at a nod from their leader, they all sat.
sign • His face and movements rarely betrayed any sign of nerves.
signal • The event was seen as a signal of support.
greeting • His greeting was familiar and friendly.
gesture • She made a menacing gesture with her fist.
indication • He gave no indication that he was ready to compromise.
salute • He raised his hand in salute.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ bob up
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bendIf you bend something that is flat or straight, you use force to make it curved or to put an angle in it.
• Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
bendIf someone bends to your wishes, they believe or do something different, usually when they do not want to.
• Congress has to bend to his will.
bounceIf someone bounces somewhere, they move there in an energetic way, because they are feeling happy.
• Moira bounced into the office.
Thesaurus for bob from the Collins English Thesaurus
to move or cause to move up and down repeatedly, as while floating in water
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