bob (v.) Old form(s): bobb'd
punch, strike, buffet
R3 V.iii.335[King Richard to his army, of the enemy] these bastard Britains, whom our fathers / Have ... beaten, bobbed, and thumped
TC II.i.68[Thersites to Achilles, of Ajax] I have bobbed his brain more than he has beat my bones
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