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lob

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noun \ˈläb\

Definition of lob

dialectal British

  1. :  a dull heavy person :  lout

Origin and Etymology of lob

probably of Low German origin; akin to Low German lubbe coarse person


First Known Use: 1508


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lob

verb

Definition of lob

lobbed

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lobbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to let hang heavily :  droop

  3. 2 :  to throw, hit, or propel easily or in a high arc

  4. 3 :  to direct (something, such as a question or comment) so as to elicit a response

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1a :  to move slowly and heavilyb :  to move in an arc

  7. 2 :  to hit a tennis ball easily in a high arc

Examples of lob in a sentence

  1. She lobbed a throw to the pitcher.

  2. The soldier lobbed a grenade into the bunker.

  3. He lobbed the ball over his opponent's head.

Origin and Etymology of lob

lob a loosely hanging object


First Known Use: 1599


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lob

noun

Definition of lob

  1. :  a soft high-arching shot, throw, or kick

1851

First Known Use of lob

1851


lob-

combining form

Definition of lob-

  1. :  lobe <lobar> <lobotomy>

Variants of lob-

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lobo-

Origin and Etymology of lob-

lobe


LOB Defined for English Language Learners


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lob

verb

Definition of lob for English Language Learners

  • : to hit, throw, or kick (something, such as a ball) so that it goes through the air in a high curving path


LOB Defined for Kids

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lob

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verb \ˈläb\

Definition of lob for Students

lobbed

lobbing

  1. :  to send (as a ball) in a high arc by hitting or throwing easily


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lob

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noun

Definition of lob for Students

  1. :  an act of throwing or hitting (as a ball) in a high arc



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