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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.
Translations of “lob”
in Spanish lob, globo…
in French lob…
in German der Lobball…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指比賽中將球以高弧線)踢,擊,投,拋…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指比赛中将球以高弧线)踢,击,投,抛…
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