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lob

 (lŏb)
v. lobbed, lob·bing, lobs
v.tr.
To hit, throw, or propel in a high arc: lob a beach ball; lob a tennis shot over an opponent's head.
v.intr.
1. To hit a ball in a high arc.
2. To move heavily or clumsily.
n.
1. A ball hit, thrown, or propelled in a high arc.
2. Slang A clumsy dull person; a lout.

[Originally, to act like a lout, hang heavily, move clumsily, from lob, lout, something heavy and pendulous, lump, from Middle English lob, pollack, lout; akin to Middle Low German and Middle Dutch lobbe, lubbe, hanging lip, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

lob′ber n.

lob

(lɒb) sport
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) a ball struck in a high arc
2. (Cricket) cricket a ball bowled in a slow high arc
vb, lobs, lobbing or lobbed
3. to hit or kick (a ball) in a high arc
4. informal to throw, esp in a high arc
[C14: probably of Low German origin, originally in the sense: something dangling; compare Middle Low German lobbe hanging lower lip, Old English loppe spider]

lob

(lɒb)
n
(Animals) short for lobworm
[C17 (in the sense: pendulous object): related to lob1]

lob

(lɒb)

v. lobbed, lob•bing,
n. v.t.
1. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent's court in tennis.
2. to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high trajectory so that it drops onto a target.
3. to bowl (the ball) with a slow underhand motion in cricket.
4. to throw (something) slowly in an arc.
v.i.
5. to lob a ball.
n.
6. a lobbed ball.
[1325–75; Middle English lobbe, lob bumpkin, clumsy person]

lob

- Comes from an old noun meaning "something pendulous."
See also related terms for lout.

lob


Past participle: lobbed
Gerund: lobbing

Imperative
lob
lob
Present
I lob
you lob
he/she/it lobs
we lob
you lob
they lob
Preterite
I lobbed
you lobbed
he/she/it lobbed
we lobbed
you lobbed
they lobbed
Present Continuous
I am lobbing
you are lobbing
he/she/it is lobbing
we are lobbing
you are lobbing
they are lobbing
Present Perfect
I have lobbed
you have lobbed
he/she/it has lobbed
we have lobbed
you have lobbed
they have lobbed
Past Continuous
I was lobbing
you were lobbing
he/she/it was lobbing
we were lobbing
you were lobbing
they were lobbing
Past Perfect
I had lobbed
you had lobbed
he/she/it had lobbed
we had lobbed
you had lobbed
they had lobbed
Future
I will lob
you will lob
he/she/it will lob
we will lob
you will lob
they will lob
Future Perfect
I will have lobbed
you will have lobbed
he/she/it will have lobbed
we will have lobbed
you will have lobbed
they will have lobbed
Future Continuous
I will be lobbing
you will be lobbing
he/she/it will be lobbing
we will be lobbing
you will be lobbing
they will be lobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lobbing
you have been lobbing
he/she/it has been lobbing
we have been lobbing
you have been lobbing
they have been lobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lobbing
you will have been lobbing
he/she/it will have been lobbing
we will have been lobbing
you will have been lobbing
they will have been lobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lobbing
you had been lobbing
he/she/it had been lobbing
we had been lobbing
you had been lobbing
they had been lobbing
Conditional
I would lob
you would lob
he/she/it would lob
we would lob
you would lob
they would lob
Past Conditional
I would have lobbed
you would have lobbed
he/she/it would have lobbed
we would have lobbed
you would have lobbed
they would have lobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lob - an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arclob - an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
2.lob - the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
Verb1.lob - propel in a high arc; "lob the tennis ball"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"

lob

verb (Informal) throw, launch, toss, hurl, lift, pitch, shy (informal), fling, loft The protestors were chanting and lobbing firebombs.
Translations
كُرة تِنِس أو كريكيت مَقْذوفَه بِبُطءيُلْقي الكُره في الهَواء بِبُطْء
loblobovat
loblobbe
átemelátemelés
hátt kast/skotkasta/slá bolta í háan sveig
augstu padota bumba/serveaugstu servēt bumbu
loblobovať
havaya doğru vurmakhavaya doğru vurulan top

lob

[lɒb]
A. VT [+ ball] → volear por alto
to lob sth over to sbtirar or echar algo a algn
B. Nlob m, globo m
C. VIlanzar un globo

lob

[ˈlɒb] vt (= throw) [+ missile] → jeter
to lob sth at sb → jeter qch vers qn

lob

n (Tennis) → Lob m; (Ftbl) → Heber m
vt ballim Lob spielen, lobben; he lobbed the grenade over the waller warf die Granate im hohen Bogen über die Mauer; to lob something over to somebodyjdm etw zuwerfen; lob it over!wirf es herüber!
vi (Tennis) → lobben

lob

[lɒb] vt (ball) → lanciare
to lob sth over to sb → lanciare qc a qn

lob

(lob) noun
a slow, high throw, hit etc of a ball etc.
verbpast tense, past participle lobbed
to throw or strike (a ball etc) so that it moves high and slowly. He lobbed the ball over the net.
References in classic literature ?
They gave one deep howl, and settled down to the long, lobbing canter that can at the last run down anything that runs.
Lobbing him seemed like a geometric impossibility and Karlovic was left insisting he 'had never been lobbed like that before'.
CHAMPAGNE J CHARLIE Nicholas nets his second in Arsenal's derby win by lobbing Ray Clemence, then celebrating with fellow scorer Meade
For the first time, the Border Security Force (BSF) had to retaliate with machine gun fire last night against Pakistan's lobbing of rockets.