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lob

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

lobn. [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.].
  •  A dull, heavy person.  Gauden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Something thick and heavy.  [1913 Webster]
lobv. t. 
  •  To let fall heavily or lazily.  [1913 Webster]
  •  to propel (relatively slowly) in a high arcing trajectory; as, to lob a grenade at the enemy.  [PJC]
    "And their poor jades
    Lob down their heads.
    "  [1913 Webster]
To lob a ball (Lawn Tennis), to strike a ball so as to send it up into the air.
lobv. t. 
     See Cob, v. t.  [1913 Webster]
lobn. [Dan. lubbe.].
     The European pollock.  [1913 Webster]
lobn. 
     The act of lobbing;  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lob, v. & n.
--v.tr. (lobbed, lobbing)
1 hit or throw (a ball or missile etc.) slowly or in a high arc.
2 send (an opponent) a lobbed ball.
--n.
1 a a ball struck in a high arc. b a stroke producing this result.
2 Cricket a slow underarm ball.

Etymology
earlier as noun, prob. f. LG or Du.

THESAURUS

lob

boost, bowl, buoy up, cast, cast up, catapult, chuck, chunk, dart, dash, elevate, erect, escalate, fire, fling, flip, fork, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, hurl, hurtle, jerk, jerk up, knock up, lance, launch, let fly, levitate, lift, lift up, loft, pass, peg, pelt, perk up, pitch, pitchfork, put, put the shot, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rise, serve, set up, shy, sky, sling, snap, stick up, throw, throw up, tilt, toss, up, upbuoy, upcast, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow

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