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Try to catch floating or hanging apples with one's mouth alone, as a game.
- ‘I take it that he won't want to bob for apples, then.’
- ‘It was like watching someone try to bob for apples while wearing a motorcycle helmet.’
- ‘As the howl subsides, he collapses upon me like a child bobbing for apples and buries his teeth into my chest, right above the heart.’
- ‘If you're not bobbing for apples, you're hollowing out pumpkins; and if you're not putting daft expressions on gourds, you're splashing fake blood on your children and sending them out into the dead of night to beg for sweets.’
- ‘Another well-known Halloween custom, bobbing for apples, is associated with Bran and resonates both with this and later Irish stories.’
- ‘There's bobbing for apples in the Great Hall and a game of Web of Fate taking place in the ballroom shortly.’
- ‘Many games are associated with Hallowe'en, such as the now popular bobbing for apples.’
- ‘All went well until we started bobbing for apples.’
- ‘But I suggest you move in slowly, rather than just diving in like you're bobbing for apples.’
- ‘Maybe we'll organize a Halloween party as well, complete with bobbing for apples.’
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