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  • n  a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  • n  a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  • n  a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  • n  a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
  • n  a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
  • n  a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  • n  a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
    he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement
  • v  move up and down repeatedly
    her rucksack bobbed gently on her back
  • v  ride a bobsled
    The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure
  • v  remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  • v  make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
  • v  cut hair in the style of a bob
    Bernice bobs her hair these days!

  • bob dole's broadside against sex and violence in popular culture sets off a furious debate on responsibility.
News & Articles


  • Carl-Henric Svanberg in The Associated Press
    Carl-Henric Svanberg told Britain's Sky News television that Hayward "is now handing over the operations, the daily operations to (BP Managing Director) Bob Dudley," overshadowing news that after many setbacks BP was finally making real progress...
  • Marian Ilitch in
    Bob was a part of our very first NHL Draft class that also included Steve Yzemran, Joe Kocur, Petr Klima and Stu Grimson,Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch said in a statement. "Bob was always there for his teammates and was one of...
  • Tony Hayward in The Associated Press
    Having grown up in Mississippi, Bob has a deep appreciation and affinity for the Gulf Coast, and believes deeply in BP's commitment to restore the region,Hayward said.

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