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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) 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.

lobnoun [ C ]

uk /lɒb/ us /lɑːb/

(Definition of “lob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lob" in American English

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lobverb [ T ]

us /lɑb/ -bb-

to hit or throw something, esp. a ball, in a high curve:

Smith lobbed a perfect pass over the basket to Watkins.

(Definition of “lob” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)