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- (slang, chiefly Australia and Britain) 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!
- 1983, James Macpherson, The Feral Classroom, page 107,
- Students often claimed that an act of informing was just ‘dobbing as a joke’ and therefore ‘not really dobbing’.
- 1998, Supreme Court of Victoria, Council of Law Reporting in Victoria, Victorian Reports, Volume 4, page 372,
- The deceased “dobbed” him in about drugs to police on two occasions. This resulted in police seizing some of his drugs. She “dobbed” him in because he would not give her amphetamines. He may have told people that she “dobbed” him in.
- 2006, Ian Findley, Shared Responsibility: Beating Bullying in Australian Schools, page 67,
- Alex was concerned that if others thought he had dobbed, things would get even worse for him. Dobbing was the worst thing a student could do.
- (slang, chiefly Australia) To do one's share; to contribute.
- We all dobbed in for a gift when he retired.
- 1968, Louise Elizabeth Rorabacher, Aliens in Their Land: The Aborigine in the Australian Short Story, page 80,
- He′d never take payment in cash for tracking, but when they dobbed in for presentations such as the fridge he accepted them shyly, abashedly, […] .
- 1976, Margaret Paice, Colour in the Creek, page 53,
- The miners had all dobbed in to buy a few bottles of beer which they left in the creek overnight to cool.
- (slang, chiefly Australia) 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.
- 1977, University of British Columbia, Canadian Literature, Issues 74-77, page 108,
- Writing reviews reminds me of the time I got dobbed in to be the judge at the Poochera sheep dog trials. It′s easy they said, sinking beers in the shade of the lean-to, just watch the dog.
- 2001, Kerreen M. Reiger, Sheila Kitzinger, Our Bodies, Our Babies: The Forgotten Women's Movement, page 153,
- Those who moved into organisational roles sometimes did it unwittingly, even unwillingly, as they were ‘dobbed’ in for tasks, succeeded and so it went on.
- (slang, Northern Ireland) To play truant
- 2015 October 11, Mullan, Kevin, “189 parents in dock for ‘dobbing’”, in Londonderry Sentinel:
- Parents were taken to court 189 times in the Western region over the past five years because their children were ‘dobbing’ school.¶ The Education Minister John O’Dowd revealed the number of parents taken to court due to children being absent from school […]
(all senses): Most often used with "in" or "on."
dob (plural dobs)
- A small amount of something, especially paste.
- Put a dob of butter on the potato, please.
- 1903, Rudyard Kipling, The Tabu Tale, in Just So Stories (in the U.S. Scribner edition, but omitted from most British editions),
- ‘Consequence will be, O Tegumai,’ said the Head Chief, ‘that we will make them understand it with sticks and stinging-nettles and dobs of mud; and if that doesn't teach them, we'll draw fine, freehand Tribal patterns on their backs with the cutty edges of mussel-shells. […] ’
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:dob.
- Rhymes: -ɒb
- (intransitive, sometimes humorous) In the scouting movement, to chant dob to indicate that one will do one's best to follow the scouting laws.
- 2009, Clive James, Unreliable Memoirs (page 54)
- I used to get through the dibbing and dobbing all right but during the howling I usually rolled over backwards.
- 2009, Justin Pollard, The Interesting Bits
- Why were there 212 fatalities at the first boy scout camp? There wasn't much dybbing and dobbing at Robert Baden-Powell's first scout camp as the camp in question was in Mafeking and took place during a particularly nasty siege […]
- 2009, Clive James, Unreliable Memoirs (page 54)
dob (plural dobok)
|Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)|
|Possessive forms of dob|
|possessor||single possession||multiple possessions|
|1st person sing.||dobom||dobjaim|
|2nd person sing.||dobod||dobjaid|
|3rd person sing.||dobja||dobjai|
|1st person plural||dobunk||dobjaink|
|2nd person plural||dobotok||dobjaitok|
|3rd person plural||dobjuk||dobjaik|
conjugation of dob
|1st person sg||2nd person sg informal||3rd person sg,
2nd person sg formal
|1st person pl||2nd person pl informal||3rd person pl,|
2nd person pl formal
(With verbal prefixes):
- ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN
- ^ Entry #1866 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
- (dialectal) Alternative form of
- Dob ionann cor dúinn
- We fared alike (literally, ‘The circumstance was the same for us’)
- This form is used before words beginning with a vowel or fh followed by a vowel.
dȏb f (Cyrillic spelling до̑б)
Declension of dob
Declension of dób (masculine inan., hard o-stem)