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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.Tennis and racket sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports (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.Tennis and racket sports
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