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LOB (lobbed, lobbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lob mean? 

LOB (noun)
  The noun LOB has 2 senses:

1. an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
2. the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc

  Familiarity information: LOB used as a noun is rare.


LOB (verb)
  The verb LOB has 1 sense:

1. propel in a high arc

  Familiarity information: LOB used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOB (noun)


Sense 1lob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("lob" is a kind of...):

return (a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player)


Sense 2lob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("lob" is a kind of...):

actuation; propulsion (the act of propelling)


LOB (verb)


Sense 1lob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propel in a high arc

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

lob the tennis ball

Hypernyms (to "lob" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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