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lob

noun \ ˈläb \

Definition of lob

dialectal British
: a dull heavy person : lout

Origin and Etymology of lob

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


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lob

verb

Definition of lob

lobbed; lobbing
transitive verb
1 : to let hang heavily : droop
2 : to throw, hit, or propel easily or in a high arc
3 : to direct (something, such as a question or comment) so as to elicit a response
intransitive verb
1 a : to move slowly and heavily
b : to move in an arc
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


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lob

noun

Definition of lob

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

First Known Use of lob

1851


lob-

combining form
variants: or lobo-

Definition of lob-

: lobe
  • lobar
  • lobotomy

Origin and Etymology of lob-

lobe


LOB Defined for English Language Learners

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

verb \ ˈläb \

Definition of lob for Students

lobbed; lobbing
: to send (as a ball) in a high arc by hitting or throwing easily

2

lob

noun

Definition of lob for Students

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


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