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English definition of “lob”

lob

verb [T] uk   /lɒb/ us    /lɑːb/ (-bb-)
to throw something so that it goes high in the air in a curve: Police started lobbing (= throwing) tear gas canisters into the crowd. (in some sports) to hit, kick, or throw the ball high in the air so that it goes over the head of your opponent : The goalkeeper had come out of the goal and Webster lobbed the ball over his head into the empty net.

lob

noun [C] uk   /lɒb/ us    /lɑːb/
a high, curving hit of a ball: Jones hit a beautiful lob over his opponent's head.
(Definition of lob from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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