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  1. wob·ble
    IPA[ˈwäbəl]
  2. verb

    • 1. move unsteadily from side to side:

      the table wobbles where the leg is too short
      Synonym : rock, move unsteadily, jiggle, sway, see-saw, teeter, shake, vibrate
    • 2. cause to move unsteadily from side to side.

    • 3. move unsteadily in a particular direction:

      they wobble around on their bikes
      Synonym : teeter, totter, stagger, walk unsteadily, lurch
    • 4. (of the voice) tremble; quaver:

      her voice wobbled dangerously, but she brought it under control
      Synonym : tremble, shake, quiver, quaver, waver, quave
    • 5. hesitate or waver between different courses of action; vacillate:

      he is beginning to wobble on the issue
      Synonym : waver, hesitate, vacillate, dither, shilly-shally, be undecided, be uncertain, be indecisive, be unable to make up one's mind, keep changing one's mind, yo-yo, swither, blow hot and cold

    noun

    • 1. an unsteady movement from side to side:

      the handlebars developed a wobble
      Synonym : unsteady movement, totter, teeter, sway, rocking, swaying, shaking
    • 2. a tremble or quaver in the voice:

      a caricature of the operatic wobble
      Synonym : tremor, quiver, quaver, shaking, trembling, vibrato
    • 3. a moment of hesitation or vacillation:

      the only serious wobble of the campaign
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: wobble, plural noun: wobbles

    • v.: verb: wobble, 3rd person present: wobbles, gerund or present participle: wobbling, past tense: wobbled, past participle: wobbled

    • verb

      move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side:

      move unsteadily in a particular direction:

    • noun

      an unsteady movement from side to side:

      a variation of pitch in the voice:

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