bobbing bobbing  /ˈbɑ bɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  2. (n) a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  3. (n) a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  4. (n) a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
  5. (n) a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
  6. (n) a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  7. (n) a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
  8. (v) move up and down repeatedly
  9. (v) ride a bobsled
  10. (v) remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  11. (v) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
  12. (v) cut hair in the style of a bob

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Held high by marchers stepping to the slow cadence of three drums, the bobbing lights moved down Market Street, their brilliance growing as the grieving crowd multiplied.
  2. Corpses are often dropped into the river and float to the surface, bobbing past chanting pilgrims.
  3. Alongside the Pilar, the bait keeps bobbing and Dante gives way to the dolphins.

News

  1. Google Makes Splash With Christoph Niemann Illustration To Mark Summer Solstice 2013

    Today’s Google Doodle by Christoph Niemann marks the summer solstice for searchers in the Northern Hemisphere with an animated illustration of five swimmers in Google-logo colored swimming caps, bobbing along on a wave that splashes back and forth.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Search Engine Land

  2. Whales 1 (529)

    This is an entry level class for beginners. This class covers bobbing underwater, floating and gliding on front & back, and front & back crawl at a beginner level. These classes will be limited to 7 kids per 2 instructors and will last for 45 minutes. Prerequisites: Age of 6-12 yrs. Entry level skills. *By taking this class it does not mean that the child will be ready to go to the next level ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Whales 1 (434)

    This is an entry level class for beginners. This class covers bobbing underwater, floating and gliding on front & back, and front & back crawl at a beginner level. These classes will be limited to 7 kids per 2 instructors and will last for 45 minutes. Prerequisites: Age of 6-12 yrs. Entry level skills. *By taking this class it does not mean that the child will be ready to go to the next level ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "What we're seeing is a White House that is dodging and bobbing and weaving in their usual efforts to avoid responsibility, just as they've done every step of the way in our involvement in Iraq," Kerry said.
    on Oct 27, 2004 By: John Kerry Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "It's one of those things where you've got to be ready," said Drew. "I was just trying to take it like dodgeball. If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball, I guess. I got out of the way, I guess. I was bobbing and weaving. I told...
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: JD Drew Source: MLB.com

  3. "If you could tackle him to where he ain't breaking two to three tackles, then you'll be fine," Sapp said. "But once he's in your secondary and he's bobbing and weaving and you miss him, it's going to be trouble."
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Warren Sapp Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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