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fob


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fob  \Fob\,  n.  [Cf.  Prov.  G.  fuppe  pocket.] 
  A  little  pocket  for  a  watch. 
 
  {Fob  chain},  a  short  watch  chain  worn  a  watch  carried  in  the 
  fob. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fob  \Fob\,  v.t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fobbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fobbing}.]  [Cf.Fop.] 
  1.  To  beat  to  maul.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  cheat;  to  trick;  to  impose  on  --Shak. 
 
  {To  fob  off},  to  shift  off  by  an  artifice;  to  put  aside;  to 
  delude  with  a  trick."A  conspiracy  of  bishops  could 
  prostrate  and  fob  off  the  right  of  the  people."  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fob 
  n  1:  a  pocket  in  a  man's  vest  to  hold  a  pocket  watch  [syn:  {watch 
  pocket}] 
  2:  an  adornment  that  hangs  from  a  watch  chain 
  3:  short  chain  or  ribbon  attaching  a  pocket  watch  to  a  man's 
  vest  [syn:  {watch  chain},  {watch  guard}] 
  v  :  pull  a  fast  one  play  a  trick  on  somebody;  "We  tricked  the 
  teacher  into  thinking  that  class  would  be  cancelled  next 
  week"  [syn:  {trick},  {fox}] 




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