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- a knot of worms, rags, etc., on a string.
- a float for a fishing line.
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How to use bob in a sentence
By arranging objects in specific ways, Alice tries to set puzzles that are hard for Bob to solve.
As they learn, Alice sets more complex puzzles and Bob gets better at solving them.
At the end, Bob calculated how fast and how accurate participants were when responding to the words and non-words.
Bob’s results suggested his participants’ brains were activating strongly related words three times more effectively than they were weakly related words.
When Bob tested participants during the day, he got exactly the results he expected—strong primes like right produced three times as much priming as weak primes like thief.
Goodell otherwise bobbed and weaved his way through half an hour of grilling by skeptical reporters.Roger Goodell’s TV Disaster Shows What’s Wrong With The NFL|Lloyd Grove|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I had the blonde, bobbed hair with like really high bangs that went super high.‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch'|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Behind them bobbed the smaller ships; in the third line were merchant boats and the royal galleys.
At the defense table, Jerry Sandusky smiled broadly and bobbed his head up and down at the memory.Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Three: The Defense Gets Steamrolled|Diane Dimond|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pretty much all the research I did for playing an Anna Wintour type was, I went shopping for a bobbed wig.Miss Piggy Dishes on Muppets Movie, Kermit, Ernie and Bert Rumors|Ramin Setoodeh|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“I am sure they are going to use my idea,” Belle Ringold said, with a toss of her bobbed curls.
She smiled and shook her bobbed curls and altogether acted in a rather ridiculous way.
At every step she took, her golden curls bobbed against her cheek, and so limping she sat down on a bank by the roadside.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
Talpers bobbed his head, but not enough to break the stare he had bent upon the girl, who flushed under his scrutiny.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
This time there was a faint scream in answer and a mauve-and-white bonnet bobbed agitatedly up the road.
British Dictionary definitions for bob (1 of 5)
- short for bobfloat
- the topmost fly on a cast of three, often fished bobbing at the surface
- this position on a wet-fly cast