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gob 1

1. A small mass or lump.
2. often gobs Informal A large quantity: a gob of money; gobs of time.

[Middle English gobbe, probably from Old French gobe, mouthful, from gober, to gulp, of Celtic origin.]

gob 2

n. Slang
The mouth.

[Perhaps from Scottish and Irish Gaelic.]

gob 3

n. Slang
A sailor.

[Probably shortening of earlier gobshite, wad of expectorated chewing tobacco, sailor; see gobshite.]
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1. a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
2. (often plural) informal a great quantity or amount
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. waste material such as clay, shale, etc
b. a worked-out area in a mine often packed with this
4. (Ceramics) a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
5. informal a globule of spittle or saliva
vb, gobs, gobbing or gobbed
(intr) informal Brit to spit
[C14: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet]


(Military) slang US an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
[C20: of unknown origin]


(Anatomy) a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
[C16: perhaps from Gaelic gob]
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1. a mass or lump.
2. gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money.
[1350–1400; Middle English gobbe, variant of gobet gobbet]



n. Slang.
a sailor.
[1910–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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 a large sum of money; a small quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: gob of gold, 1566; of mercy, 1542; of money, 1542.
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Past participle: gobbed
Gerund: gobbing

I gob
you gob
he/she/it gobs
we gob
you gob
they gob
I gobbed
you gobbed
he/she/it gobbed
we gobbed
you gobbed
they gobbed
Present Continuous
I am gobbing
you are gobbing
he/she/it is gobbing
we are gobbing
you are gobbing
they are gobbing
Present Perfect
I have gobbed
you have gobbed
he/she/it has gobbed
we have gobbed
you have gobbed
they have gobbed
Past Continuous
I was gobbing
you were gobbing
he/she/it was gobbing
we were gobbing
you were gobbing
they were gobbing
Past Perfect
I had gobbed
you had gobbed
he/she/it had gobbed
we had gobbed
you had gobbed
they had gobbed
I will gob
you will gob
he/she/it will gob
we will gob
you will gob
they will gob
Future Perfect
I will have gobbed
you will have gobbed
he/she/it will have gobbed
we will have gobbed
you will have gobbed
they will have gobbed
Future Continuous
I will be gobbing
you will be gobbing
he/she/it will be gobbing
we will be gobbing
you will be gobbing
they will be gobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gobbing
you have been gobbing
he/she/it has been gobbing
we have been gobbing
you have been gobbing
they have been gobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gobbing
you will have been gobbing
he/she/it will have been gobbing
we will have been gobbing
you will have been gobbing
they will have been gobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gobbing
you had been gobbing
he/she/it had been gobbing
we had been gobbing
you had been gobbing
they had been gobbing
I would gob
you would gob
he/she/it would gob
we would gob
you would gob
they would gob
Past Conditional
I would have gobbed
you would have gobbed
he/she/it would have gobbed
we would have gobbed
you would have gobbed
they would have gobbed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gob - a man who serves as a sailorgob - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
2.gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"
chunk, clod, glob, lump, clump, ball - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
3.gob - informal terms for the mouthgob - informal terms for the mouth  
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
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noun piece, lump, chunk, hunk, nugget, blob, wad, clod, wodge (Brit. informal) a gob of ice
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gob 1

1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
2. Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number.Often used in plural:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.

gob 2

Slang. The opening in the body through which food is ingested:
Slang: puss, trap.

gob 3

Slang. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt, tar.
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A. N
1. (= spit) → salivazo m
2. (Brit) (= mouth) → bocaza f
B. VT (Brit) → escupir
C. VI (Brit) → escupir
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[ˈgɒb] n
(= mouth) (British)gueule f
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n (= lump)Klumpen m; a gob of spit (inf)eine Ladung Spucke (inf)
vi (Brit inf) → spucken; to gob at somebodyjdn anspucken


n (Brit inf: = mouth) → Schnauze f (inf); shut your gob!halt die Schnauze! (inf)


n (dated US, sl, = sailor) → blauer Junge (inf), → Blaujacke f (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
It is pushed out into the sea on the end of a flat, narrow strip of land, and is suggestive of a "gob" of mud on the end of a shingle.
"We sit around and gaily pound, And bear no acrimony Because our ob--ject is a gob Of sizzling abalone."
where: k(x) is permeability coefficient of gob ([m.sup.2]), [[mu].sub.g] is the coefficient of dynamic viscosity ([Nsm.sup.-2]), l is the total length of the longitudinal longwalls (m), [r.sub.0], a are empirical factor depending on the mining-geological conditions gobs.
It can be seen that the concentrated shear stress occurs in roof strata of the gob side, and its value rises from 7.5 MPa to 14.2 MPa.
It is generally accepted that a well location in the fractured zone near the caved zone is most effective for gob methane drainage as this location is enriched by gob stress-relief methane [6].
After much criticism for apparent inaction, the GoB carried out a major response last month.
Normally, the coal pillar is in biaxial loading state at the side closer to the gob in which case plastic deformation or local damage is likely to occur and the load-carrying capacity is relatively low; the stress in the coal body transfers to the inner side of the coal pillar from the edge of coal pillar to the inside, the uniaxial stress state of the coal body shifts gradually to tri-axial stress state and the load-carrying capacity is improved; In the elastic core region of the coal pillar, the boundary effect of the coal pillar is relatively small and the load-carrying capacity of coal body in that region is stable.
Realizing that he's made a huge mistake, Gob goes to break up with Ann, however when she starts undressing he decides to not break up with her.
The GOB underfunds its police force, including the CCDAC.
This makes it a hugely rich copper + gold field, but GoB was offered only 25% of the sales value of the ore not the finished product - copper and gold.
GOB was founded by Enron Internacional and Shell Gas Latin America.