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verb [transitive] lob pronunciation in British English /lɒb/
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present tense
I/you/we/theylob
he/she/itlobs
present participlelobbing
past tenselobbed
past participlelobbed
  1. 1
    to throw something so that it goes high into the air
    Militants lobbed grenades at the soldiers.
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  2. 3
    informal to throw something
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lob

 lob pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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singularlob
plurallobs
Henman won the final point with a great lob.

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