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fob         

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      n  
1    a chain or ribbon by which a pocket watch is attached to a waistcoat  
2    any ornament hung on such a chain  
3    a small pocket in a man's waistcoat, for holding a watch  
4    a metal or plastic tab on a key ring  
     (C17: probably of Germanic origin; compare German dialect Fuppe pocket)  
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fob          [2]  
      vb   , fobs, fobbing, fobbed      an archaic word for       cheat  
     (C15: probably from German foppen to trick)  

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f.o.b.   , FOB            (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   free on board  


fob   [1]  
      n  
1    a chain or ribbon by which a pocket watch is attached to a waistcoat  
2    any ornament hung on such a chain  
3    a small pocket in a man's waistcoat, for holding a watch  
4    a metal or plastic tab on a key ring  
     (C17: probably of Germanic origin; compare German dialect Fuppe pocket)  
fob   [2]  
      vb   , fobs, fobbing, fobbed      an archaic word for       cheat  
     (C15: probably from German foppen to trick)  
fob off  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to appease or trick (a person) with lies or excuses  
2    to dispose of (goods) by trickery  

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free on board  
      adj   (of a shipment of goods) delivered on board ship or other carrier without charge to the buyer  
   Compare       free alongside ship     (Abbrevs.)    FOB, f.o.b         


fob   [1]  
      n  
1    a chain or ribbon by which a pocket watch is attached to a waistcoat  
2    any ornament hung on such a chain  
3    a small pocket in a man's waistcoat, for holding a watch  
4    a metal or plastic tab on a key ring  
     (C17: probably of Germanic origin; compare German dialect Fuppe pocket)  
fob   [2]  
      vb   , fobs, fobbing, fobbed      an archaic word for       cheat  
     (C15: probably from German foppen to trick)  
fob off  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to appease or trick (a person) with lies or excuses  
2    to dispose of (goods) by trickery  

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fob off

  
1    appease, deceive, equivocate with, flannel     (Brit. informal)   give (someone) the run-around     (informal)   put off, stall  
2    dump, foist, get rid of, inflict, palm off, pass off, unload  

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fob off, forb, FO, forby

FOB n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.

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