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He added:'He was just one tiny little head bobbing in the ocean. The Sun (2017)We were two actors, bobbing along, having a nice time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I can also just about spy my home for the week - bobbing along to meet my group at the end of our ride. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I catch a glimpse of the snowman's head bobbing above the wall and can't stop laughing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was tall and fit with a short brown bob that she cut herself. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lawyers might make a bob or two out of it as well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They bob their head up and down if they are uneasy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They should be bobbing to the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has also made the odd bob or two from his painting. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Having angled bobs or short hair with long side fringes is very flattering. The Sun (2010)It all bobs along smooth as train tracks taking you somewhere nice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Likes to bob about the place on an inflatable swan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is she enjoying her new short bob? Times, Sunday Times (2013)His head bobbed to the surface and then disappeared. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But bobbing her blonde hair was as close as she came to putting on a performance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For years civilisation has been bobbing along on a digital sea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet he is more than willing to make a bob or two out of her memory when it suits. The Sun (2008)As she fights to remain afloat, familiar ingredients of the spy thriller bob into view. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The organisation is not short of a bob or two: and it shows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I rejoiced when you had it cut into a bob earlier this year. The Sun (2011)Men had these funny bobbed hairstyles, so we had to find a way for people not to look ridiculous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her hair was a shiny, choppy bob - more cutting edge than her previous longer style. The Sun (2008)
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Used Occasionally. bob is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: bob VERB
If something bobs, it moves up and down, like something does when it is floating on water.
Huge balloons bobbed about in the sky above.
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