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Definition(s):

  1. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  2. (n) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
  3. (n) a workplace; as in the expression
  4. (n) an object worked on; a result produced by working
  5. (n) the responsibility to do something
  6. (n) the performance of a piece of work
  7. (n) a damaging piece of work
  8. (n) a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
  9. (n) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  10. (n) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  11. (n) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  12. (n) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  13. (n) a crime (especially a robbery)
  14. (v) profit privately from public office and official business
  15. (v) arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  16. (v) work occasionally
  17. (v) invest at a risk

Usage(s):

  1. The Democrats, led by another Ataturk lieutenant, Banker Celal Bayar, charged that they had been jobbed.
  2. Son of a poverty-plagued Presbyterian minister, he odd-jobbed his way through Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
  3. Occasionally, baby elephants have been jobbed off as rare, high-priced pygmies.

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    Gas in Indy is under $3. Gas around Louisville is just above $3. Why are we getting jobbed so bad in Bedford? So, can we see the prices drop now? Oh, I forgot, summer gas costs more to produce. By the time winter gets here, they will have some other excuse.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Bedford Times-Mail

Quotes

  1. "It was an unusual game, in my opinion. We were the lowest penalized team in football, or second. Penalties certainly hurt us in the ballgame. I was frustrated by that, yeah. I wouldn't say we got jobbed, but it had a huge impact on the game,"...
    on Mar 29, 2006 By: Mike Holmgren Source: USA Today

  2. "I've already gotten a lot of text messages from across the country," ASU coach Herb Sendek said afterward, alluding to a lot of "you've got jobbed (or words to that effect)" messages from acquaintances who had just watched the multiple...
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Herb Sendek Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

  3. "That's exactly what you want to see out of our group," Getzlaf said. "We felt we got jobbed on that [call]. It got waved off but our group did a great job of responding. That's what you have to do in that situation."
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Ryan Getzlaf Source: Los Angeles Times

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