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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bob  \Bob\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bobbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bobbing}.]  [OE.  bobben.  See  {Bob},  n.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  move  in  a  short,  jerking  manner;  to  move  (a 
  thing)  with  a  bob.  ``He  bobbed  his  head.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  To  strike  with  a  quick,  light  blow;  to  tap. 
 
  If  any  man  happened  by  long  sitting  to  sleep  .  .  . 
  he  was  suddenly  bobbed  on  the  face  by  the  servants. 
  --Elyot. 
 
  3.  To  cheat;  to  gain  by  fraud  or  cheating;  to  filch. 
 
  Gold  and  jewels  that  I  bobbed  from  him  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  mock  or  delude;  to  cheat. 
 
  To  play  her  pranks,  and  bob  the  fool,  The  shrewish 
  wife  began.  --Turbervile. 
 
  5.  To  cut  short;  as  to  bob  the  hair,  or  a  horse's  tail. 




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