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"lob" in British English

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lobverb [T]

uk   /lɒb/  us   /lɑːb/ (-bb-)
to ​throw something so that it goes high in the ​air in a ​curve: Police ​started lobbing (= ​throwing)teargascanisters 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 ​youropponent : The ​goalkeeper had come out of the ​goal and Webster lobbed the ​ball over his ​head into the ​emptynet.

lobnoun [C]

uk   /lɒb/  us   /lɑːb/
a high, ​curvinghit of a ​ball: Jones ​hit a ​beautiful lob over his opponent's ​head.
(Definition of lob from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lobverb [T]

 us   /lɑb/ (-bb-)
to ​hit or ​throw something, esp. a ​ball, in a high ​curve: Smith lobbed a ​perfectpass over the ​basket to Watkins.
(Definition of lob from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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