Adjective "Gobs" definition and examples

(Gobs may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɡɒb/

Definitions and examples

noun

A lump of a viscous or slimy substance.
  1. 'She washed down the small gob of starch with a draft of spring water, grateful that her stomach would be pacified for an hour, long enough for sleep to come.'
  2. 'The gob of saliva and blood hit him straight in the face.'
  3. 'He took a gob of some of the sap looking stuff and rolled it into a ball.'
  4. 'His cassette-voice speaks as his wrist turns a gob of paint into an outline, the outline turns into a figure, and the figure turns the canvas into something like a shaft down which his memories and feelings project, aided by the sound.'
  5. 'They took that gob of spit in the face with a just a whiny little whimper.'
  6. 'Another gob of spit hit the dirt, but this time hawked the other way to Mathias.'
  7. 'Lee commented, scooping a gob of mashed potato with his finger and wiping it onto a napkin, before proceeding to mould a palm tree from the pale creamy substance.'
  8. 'A bowl accompanied by a plate of three perogies, a scoop of mashed potatoes and a gob of the ubiquitous sour cream makes a filling, comforting and extremely thrifty supper.'
  9. 'There is actually quite a bit of pressure within the sizing die and if there is a gob of lube it will almost always end up making a dent in the shoulder.'
  10. 'I got the gob of glass out of the oven and made a halfhearted attempt at a coffee cup, with a handle on the side.'
A large amount of.
  1. 'I have heaps and gobs of miles which will be credited to my account soon… but not soon enough to get tickets.'
  2. 'And including the original instrumental ‘Good Day Sunshine’ might've been seen as a duplicitous trick to grab gobs of Beatles fans' money.'
  3. 'With gobs of young companies struggling to stay afloat, many are rushing headlong into hiring experienced execs who can give them the credibility and stability they need in turbulent economic times.'
  4. 'And what many people experienced in 2000, 2001 and 2002 was the pain of losing money instead of making gobs of cash as they had in the late 1990s.'
  5. 'I don't feel sorry for a gifted quarterback with gobs of money in the bank, but you had to feel, at least a little, for him as he faced the expectations set up by his dad, Archie, and his brother, Peyton.'
  6. 'Additionally, people just have less free time on their hands than ever before and let's face it, boating and taking care of a boat can consume gobs of time.'
  7. 'They offered us a gob of money for the rights, plus a cut of the profit, and so being practical defenders of Justice, we went for it.'
  8. 'I see no trouble with saying that God has used gobs of secondary causes in creating and slowly developing life and, ultimately, the human person over the ages.'
  9. 'Sure, you want to gather a gob of data about everything your company does, pull it in around the clock, analyze it constantly and make decisions every moment.'
  10. 'If you want gobs of great plastic pieces and a fabulous fun time, these can't miss, while still offering some strategic decisions.'

verb

Spit.
  1. 'I suspect that it's sneering anyone who'd consider watching it, and I don't think programme makers should gob on the hand that feeds them.'
  2. 'As soon as you gob into your mask, trip over your fins, or wipe your nose on the back of your glove you'll discover a camera lens inches away.'
  3. 'The Bear responds by gobbing at him, and missing.'
  4. 'It implies not gobbing on passersby, not binge drinking while getting pregnant at the age of 12, not taking photos with a mobile while your friends throw up on bus passengers, and definitely not wearing hoodies.'
  5. 'Those brought up in the punk rock era will have a twinge of nostalgia for the days when it was a badge of honour to be gobbed on by your idols.'
  6. 'Troublemakers were gobbing at the stage, the aggressive drunk was still circling unhindered in his own personal patch of clear dance floor.'
  7. 'They've just shambled off up the road a bit, probably because she's gobbed all over the pavement outside mine so they need to find a clean bit.'
  8. 'Any man who chews with his mouth closed and doesn't gob in the streets will stand out like a fur coat on a pig.'
  9. 'Plus, in order to get to the countryside you have to crawl out of the city, deep breathing toxic fumes and being gobbed on by small boys from footbridges as you go.'
  10. 'Then he cleared his sinuses by gobbing all over his shoe, looked through the frosted glass of the front door, and then walked off towards the city.'

noun

A person's mouth.
  1. 'Evidently too stupid to realise that her relentless moaning wasn't coming across very well on the telly, Natalie decided against keeping her gob shut and instead elected to continue to behave like a spoilt child.'
  2. 'It is the Great Lettuce March, back and forth, back and forth, while the other hand reaches for a ciggy and the gob stays firmly shut.'
  3. 'I am going to try to be very careful in my language usage here, as I have a knack of putting my size tens, fairly and firmly in my oversized gob'
  4. 'Yeah, uh, Aphrodite. You must sit still and keep your attention-seeking gob shut.'
  5. 'I'm worried because they are too big to get in my gob.'
  6. 'The Home Office says all new passport photographs must be of an unsmiling face with its gob firmly shut because open mouths can confuse facial recognition systems.'
  7. 'It's easy to dress a wound when your patient is sat still and keeps their gob shut; it's a whole different ball game when they cry and bleed all over the place.'
  8. 'Maybe I should have kept my gob shut the other day about Tom using the worst picture of me on the internet ever - we have a new winner ladies and gentlemen.'
  9. 'Will, however, did not succumb to what Maria feared, but actually managed the arduous task of keeping his big gob shut.'
  10. 'Shut your fat gob, you nasty little pile of wombat's do's.'

More definitions

noun

1. a mass or lump.

2. gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money.

3. Also called goaf. Mining. waste or barren material.

Origin

(gob)Mid 16th century: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic gob ‘beak, mouth’.