bobble the ball

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bobble the ball

To struggle to keep the ball in one's glove or hands, as while trying to catch it. I bet we could have turned a double play if the shortstop hadn't bobbled the ball. Try to catch it cleanly—don't bobble the ball.
See also: ball
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