sob

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1sob

verb \ˈsäb\

: to cry noisily while taking in short, sudden breaths

: to say (something) while sobbing

sobbedsob·bing

Full Definition of SOB

intransitive verb
1
a :  to catch the breath audibly in a spasmodic contraction of the throat
b :  to cry or weep with convulsive catching of the breath
2
:  to make a sound like that of a sob or sobbing
transitive verb
1
:  to bring (as oneself) to a specified state by sobbing <sobbed himself to sleep>
2
:  to utter with sobs <sobbed out her grief>

Examples of SOB

  1. He began to sob uncontrollably.
  2. She could not stop sobbing.
  3. I hate you, she sobbed.

Origin of SOB

Middle English sobben; akin to Middle Low German sabben to drool
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to SOB

Synonyms
bawl, blub [chiefly British], blubber, cry, weep

Rhymes with SOB

2sob

noun

Definition of SOB

1
:  an act of sobbing
2
:  a sound like that of a sob

First Known Use of SOB

14th century

SOB

noun \ˌes-ˌō-ˈbē\

Definition of SOB

Examples of SOB

  1. I hate that miserable SOB.

Origin of SOB

son of a bitch
First Known Use: 1918

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