Synonyms for bobbed

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They bobbed and waved like green fireflies as the Mole-men came on at a half-run.

“Raised in our own garden hinein,” bobbed Minna, in ecstasy.

Up he bobbed on the higher point of rock just beyond the boat.

There was a tremble in her voice as she slipped from the davenport and bobbed a curtsy.

Ewell looked at him with his bright round eyes, bobbed his head and swore.

Harriette, the cast-off Harriette of last year, bobbed forward.

Judy bobbed up on the stage as his father beamed down at him.

Thayer had bobbed his head as though in deference to an authority.

Mother Howard, her arms folded as usual, bobbed her gray head.

He was all grins and teeth and bobbed his head around with a rural awkwardness.

WORD ORIGIN

"move with a short, jerking motion," late 14c., probably connected to Middle English bobben "to strike, beat" (late 13c.), perhaps of echoic origin. Another early sense was "to make a fool of, cheat" (early 14c.). Related: Bobbed; bobbing. The sense in bobbing for apples (or cherries) recorded by 1799.