bobblebob‧ble1 /ˈbɒbəl $ ˈbɑː-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 British EnglishDCC a small softball, usually made of wool, that is used especially for decorating clothes 🔊 Her pullover had bobbles on the front. —bobbly adjective
bobblebobble2 verb 🔊 🔊 1[transitive] American EnglishDSHOLD to drop or hold a ball in an uncontrolled way syn fumble2[intransitive] British English if a piece of clothing bobbles, especially a sweater, it forms little balls on the surface of the cloth after it has been worn or washedsyn pill American English→ See Verb table
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bobble• Some surfaces can make it bobble a bit, though not enough to put you off.• The white and bluefleshbobbling in the sun.• The shortstopbobbled the ball and the runner ran home.