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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from lob 'loosely hanging object' (16-19 centuries), from Low German

lob

verb
     
Related topics: Cricket, Tennis
lob past tense and past participle lobbed, present participle lobbing [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
1 informal to throw something somewhere, especially over a wall, fence etc:
The kids were lobbing pine cones into the neighbor's yard.
2DSTDSC to kick or hit a ball in a slow high curve, especially in a game of tennis or football:
Sampras lobbed the ball high over Chang's head.
lob noun [countable]

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