verb (used without object), jobbed, job·bing.
verb (used with object), jobbed, job·bing.
- to destroy, defeat, damage, or confound thoroughly: The thugs did a job on him—he'll be in the hospital for a month.
- to deceive, persuade, or charm glibly; snow.
Origin of job1
Definition for job (2 of 3)
verb (used with or without object), jobbed, job·bing, noun
Origin of job2
Definition for job (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for job
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.
However, legal issues are only one of the things standing between an ex-prisoner and a job.
Having a criminal record can reduce the likelihood of getting a callback or job offer by 50 percent.
The odds of getting re-arrested are a lot slimmer if a person has a job.
I wish our job was finished and we were going the other way.Wyndham's Pal|Harold Bindloss
Our job is to get the Doctor down here to look at that prize specimen before it moves off to the Deep Hole.The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle|Hugh Lofting
The long and short of it is that the matchmaking luminary had cut Reb Feive out of his job.The Imported Bridegroom|Abraham Cahan
"He should be pretty quick in getting through the job," observed Barbican, the first as usual to recover tranquillity.All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
I've noticed he don't work at the job much without he's gettin' something out of it.A Woman of Genius|Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for job (1 of 2)
- actively engaged in one's employment
- British taboo engaged in sexual intercourse
verb jobs, jobbing or jobbed
- to buy and sell (goods or services) as a middlemanhe jobs in government surplus
- British to buy and sell stocks and shares as a stockjobberhe jobs in blue chips
Word Origin for job
British Dictionary definitions for job (2 of 2)
- a Jewish patriarch, who maintained his faith in God in spite of the afflictions sent by God to test him
- the book containing Job's pleas to God under these afflictions, attempted explanations of them by his friends, and God's reply to him
Culture definitions for job
In the Old Testament, a man whose faith was severely tested by Satan, with God's permission. Job was the most prosperous and happy of men, who faithfully praised God for God's goodness. In order to get him to curse God, Satan destroyed all that Job owned, killed his children, and struck Job himself with vile sores from head to foot. False friends of Job's suggested that he should abandon his beliefs (see Job's comforters). But even in absolute misery, Job would not curse God, saying instead, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” As a reward for his steadfast faith, God healed Job and “gave him twice as much as he had before.”
Idioms and Phrases with job
see do a job on; hatchet man (job); lie down (on the job); on the job; put-up job; snow job; soft job.