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Dob vs. Lob

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Dobverb

To report (a person) to someone in authority for a wrongdoing.

‘I’ll dob on you if you break in.’; ‘You dobbed me in! — I never did!’;

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.’;

Dobverb

To do one's share; to contribute.

‘We all dobbed in for a gift when he retired.’;

Lobverb

(colloquial) To throw.

Dobverb

To nominate a person, often in their absence, for an unpleasant task.

‘I arrived just after the meeting had started and found myself dobbed in to take the minutes.’;

Lobverb

(colloquial) To put, place

‘Lob it in the pot.’;

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Dobverb

To play truant

Lobverb

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

Dobverb

In the scouting movement, to chant dob to indicate that one will do one's best to follow the scouting laws.

Lobverb

To let fall heavily or lazily.

Dobnoun

A small amount of something, especially paste.

‘Put a dob of butter on the potato, please.’;

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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Lobnoun

A lump.

Lobnoun

(obsolete) A country bumpkin; a yokel.

Lobnoun

A clumsy person.

Lobnoun

The person who comes last in a race.

Lobnoun

A lobworm.

Lobnoun

A fish, the European pollock.

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Lobnoun

A dull, heavy person.

Lobnoun

Something thick and heavy.

Lobnoun

The European pollock.

Lobnoun

The act of lobbing;

Lobverb

To let fall heavily or lazily.

‘And their poor jadesLob down their heads.’;

Lobverb

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

Lobverb

See Cob, v. t.

Lobnoun

an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc

Lobnoun

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

Lobverb

propel in a high arc;

‘lob the tennis ball’;

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