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Bob vs. Lob

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Bobverb

(transitive) To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.

‘I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?’;

Lobverb

To throw or hit a ball into the air in a high arch.

‘The guard lobbed a pass just over the defender.’; ‘The tennis player lobbed the ball, which was a costly mistake.’;

Bobverb

(transitive) To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop

Lobverb

(colloquial) To throw.

Bobverb

Short form of bobsleigh

Lobverb

(colloquial) To put, place

‘Lob it in the pot.’;

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Bobverb

(intransitive) To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water, or similar medium.

‘The cork bobbed gently in the calm water.’; ‘The ball, which we had thought lost, suddenly bobbed up out of the water.’; ‘The flowers were bobbing in the wind.’;

Lobverb

(sports) To hit, kick, or throw a ball over another player in a game.

Bobverb

(transitive) To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.

‘I bobbed my head under water and saw the goldfish.’; ‘bob one's head (= to nod)’;

Lobverb

To let fall heavily or lazily.

Bobverb

To curtsy.

Lobnoun

(ball sports) A pass or stroke which arches high into the air.

‘The guard launched a desperate lob over the outstretched arms of the defender.’;

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Bobverb

To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.

Lobnoun

A lump.

Bobnoun

A bobbing motion; a quick up and down movement.

‘a bob of the head’;

Lobnoun

(obsolete) A country bumpkin; a yokel.

Bobnoun

A curtsy.

Lobnoun

A clumsy person.

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Bobnoun

A bobber.

Lobnoun

The person who comes last in a race.

Bobnoun

Any of various hesperiid butterflies.

Lobnoun

A lobworm.

Bobnoun

Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.

‘In jewels dressed and at each ear a bob.’;

Lobnoun

A fish, the European pollock.

Bobnoun

A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.

‘Or yellow bobs, turned up before the plow,Are chiefest baits, with cork and lead enow.’;

Lobnoun

A dull, heavy person.

Bobnoun

A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float.

Lobnoun

Something thick and heavy.

Bobnoun

The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line.

Lobnoun

The European pollock.

Bobnoun

A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.

Lobnoun

The act of lobbing;

Bobnoun

A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head.

Lobverb

To let fall heavily or lazily.

‘And their poor jadesLob down their heads.’;

Bobnoun

A working beam.

Lobverb

to propel (relatively slowly) in a high arcing trajectory; as, to lob a grenade at the enemy.

Bobnoun

A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.

‘A plain brown bob he wore.’;

Lobverb

See Cob, v. t.

Bobnoun

A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.

Lobnoun

an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc

Bobnoun

The refrain of a song.

‘To bed, to bed, will be the bob of the song.’;

Lobnoun

the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc

Bobnoun

A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.

Lobverb

propel in a high arc;

‘lob the tennis ball’;

Bobnoun

A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.

‘He that a fool doth very wisely hit,Doth very foolishly, although he smart,Not to seem senseless of the bob.’;

Bobnoun

A shilling.

Bobverb

To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob.

Bobverb

To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.

‘If any man happened by long sitting to sleep . . . he was suddenly bobbed on the face by the servants.’;

Bobverb

To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.

‘Gold and jewels that I bobbed from him.’;

Bobverb

To mock or delude; to cheat.

‘To play her pranks, and bob the fool,The shrewish wife began.’;

Bobverb

To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.

Bobverb

To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.

Bobverb

To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.

‘He ne'er had learned the art to bobFor anything but eels.’;

Bobnoun

a former monetary unit in Great Britain

Bobnoun

a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around

Bobnoun

a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism

Bobnoun

a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

Bobnoun

a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

Bobnoun

a short or shortened tail of certain animals

Bobnoun

a short abrupt inclination (as of the head);

‘he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement’;

Bobverb

move up and down repeatedly;

‘her rucksack bobbed gently on her back’;

Bobverb

ride a bobsled;

‘The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure’;

Bobverb

remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Bobverb

make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect;

‘She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand’;

Bobverb

cut hair in the style of a bob;

‘Bernice bobs her hair these days!’;

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