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adjective as in up-and-down

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One afternoon in 2019, Braddock clambered from the icebreaker to a bobbing inflatable boat.

One afternoon, Braddock clambered from a bobbing inflatable boat onto the barren shores of Lindsey 1 — one of a dozen or more rocky islands that sit roughly 100 kilometers from where Pine Island Glacier terminates in the ocean.

This is more efficient than pushing on the water, and produces less wasted vertical bobbing.

Paula, with her bobbing head, wasn’t as smooth looking as Kipchoge, but she was exceptionally economical, so her head didn’t adversely influence that.

The bike responds to power input with a direct feel, with no detectable bobbing, and I found myself pedaling out of the saddle more to experience its snappy acceleration.

She has entered the building, her big white head bobbing and tilting as she walks—almost skips—across the room.

They said that the rest eventually sank beneath the surface—some after bobbing in the water clinging to debris for several hours.

Her head bobbing, hair tousled, and eye-makeup running, she questions the actions of the officers.

And she's walking, head bobbing, with an odd kinetic purpose, behind other people's camera shots.

There was Rob Ford bobbing and weaving drunkenly through the city streets during festivals.

Then he clapped his fiddle under his chin and without more ado struck up "Bobbing Joan."

Therefore, I smoked my cigarette without misgiving, and kept close watch for bobbing black dots against the far-flung green.

He ran from the stamping mill, his camera bobbing from the strap around his neck and his tripod dragging behind him.

Maggie gave a funny, bobbing little courtesy as the older girls went out.

A street car slipped past, bobbing down the track like a duck sailing over ripples.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bobbing, such as: perpendicular, seesaw, uneven, vacillating, vertical, and yoyo.

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