To bob at an apple
Bob Bob, v. i. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. ``Bobbing and courtesying.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. To angle with a bob. See {Bob}, n., 2 & 3. [1913 Webster]

He ne'er had learned the art to bob For anything but eels. --Saxe. [1913 Webster]

{To bob at an apple}, {cherry}, etc. to attempt to bite or seize with the mouth an apple, cherry, or other round fruit, while it is swinging from a string or floating in a tug of water. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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