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Another word for bob

      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver:
      2. To speak hesitatingly; stammer:
      3. To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
      1. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
      2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
      3. The act or motion of quivering.
      1. A motion of the limbs or body made to express or help express thought or to emphasize speech.
      2. The action of making such a motion or motions:
      3. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of intention or attitude:
      1. The act or process of changing position or place.
      2. A meaningful or expressive change in the position of the body or a part of the body; a gesture.
      3. Active operation:
      1. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
      2. To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
      3. To utter abruptly or sharply:
      1. The act of inclining or the state of being inclined; a bend or tilt:
      2. A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical; a slant:
      3. The angle between two lines or planes:
      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
      2. To tremble or quaver:
      3. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
      1. To quiver, as from weakness; tremble.
      2. To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.
      3. To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
      1. A small bow, generally performed by a woman or a girl, where she crosses one calf of her leg behind the other and briefly bends her knees and lowers her body in deference.
      2. To make a curtsey.
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.
      2. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
      3. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material:
      1. To lower and raise the head quickly, as in agreement or acknowledgment.
      2. To let the head fall forward when sleepy.
      3. To be careless or momentarily inattentive as if sleepy; lapse:
      1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
      2. A female duck.
      3. The flesh of a duck used as food.
  1. To move jerkily down and up

  2. To cut short

      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. A platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide access to a boat or ship.
      2. An area along a commercial waterfront having docks or piers.
      3. The area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a vessel for loading, unloading, or repairs:
      1. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group:
      2. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place:
      3. A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time:
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