Synonyms for bobbing
Antonyms for bobbing
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOBBING
He found a small, bobbing speck beyond a far-away hillcrest.
Along the lane in the direction of the village a fiery spark was bobbing.
There, where the music was playing and the Japanese lanterns were bobbing, he said it to her.
All this time, I, in my confusion, was bobbing and murmuring pledges of service.
The audience, watching the bobbing purse, hadn't realized it as yet.
Others of the guard came up, fired at his bobbing head, but missed it.
It was full of bobbing curtsies and racing and scampering about the room.
Head and foot meant tears—that is, when the bobbing was downward and not up.
When they reached Fifty-ninth street Jerry's head was bobbing and his reins were slack.
However, I think possibly what you call the right one is bobbing up.
"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.