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wibble-wobble

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  • wibble-wobble — 1. interjection The sound of something liquidy wobbling (e.g. jello). 2. verb To wobble lightly, to quiver, to tremble lightly …   Wiktionary

  • wibble — 1871, from wibble wobble (1847), a colloquial reduplication of WOBBLE (Cf. wobble) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wibble — ► VERB informal 1) another term for WOBBLE(Cf. ↑wobble). 2) Brit. speak or write at length and to no purpose. DERIVATIVES wibbly adjective. ORIGIN from wibble wobble; sense 2 is perhaps a different word and influenced by DRIVEL …   English terms dictionary

  • wibble — verb informal 1》 another term for wobble. 2》 Brit. speak or write at length. Derivatives wibbly adjective Origin C19: independent usage of the first element of the reduplication wibble wobble; sense 2 is perh. a different word and influenced by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wibbly — wibble ► VERB informal 1) another term for WOBBLE(Cf. ↑wobble). 2) Brit. speak or write at length and to no purpose. DERIVATIVES wibbly adjective. ORIGIN from wibble wobble; sense 2 is perhaps a different word and influenced by DRIVEL …   English terms dictionary

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  • alternate — Synonyms and related words: advocate, agent, alter ego, alternating, alternative, amicus curiae, analogy, attorney, back and fill, back and forth, backup, backup man, bandy, battledore and shuttlecock, be here again, be quits with, beating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • back and fill — Synonyms and related words: about ship, alternate, battledore and shuttlecock, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, box off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change, change course, change… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ebb and flow — Synonyms and related words: Lissajous figure, alternate, alternation, back and fill, back and forth, battledore and shuttlecock, be poised, billow, break, comb, come and go, coming and going, crash, dash, direct tide, ebb, ebb tide, flood, flood… …   Moby Thesaurus

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