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verb     fob pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefobbing
past tensefobbed
past participlefobbed

phrasal verb

fob off

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfob off
he/she/itfobs off
present participlefobbing off
past tensefobbed off
past participlefobbed off
  1. 1
    to give someone an answer or explanation that is not true or complete, in order to make them stop asking questions or complaining

    I’m tired of being fobbed off.

    fob someone off with something:

    The politicians on the panel just fob off questioners with banal responses.

  2. 2
    to give someone something that is not what they want or need
    fob someone off with something:

    Customers complain they’re being fobbed off with an inferior model.


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