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sob

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verb \ˈsäb\

Definition of sob

sobbed

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sobbing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to catch the breath audibly in a spasmodic contraction of the throatb :  to cry or weep with convulsive catching of the breath

  3. 2 :  to make a sound like that of a sob or sobbing

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to bring to a specified state by sobbing sobbed himself to sleep

  6. 2 :  to utter with sobs sobbed out her grief

Examples of sob in a Sentence

  1. He began to sob uncontrollably.

  2. She could not stop sobbing.

  3. I hate you, she sobbed.

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Origin and Etymology of sob

Middle English sobben; akin to Middle Low German sabben to drool


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sob

noun

Definition of sob

  1. 1 :  an act of sobbing

  2. 2 :  a sound like that of a sob

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First Known Use of sob

14th century


SOB

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noun \ˌes-ˌō-ˈbē\

Definition of SOB

Examples of sob in a Sentence

  1. I hate that miserable SOB.

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Origin and Etymology of sob

son of a bitch


SOB Defined for English Language Learners

sob

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verb

Definition of sob for English Language Learners

  • : to cry noisily while taking in short, sudden breaths

  • : to say (something) while sobbing


SOB Defined for Kids

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sob

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verb \ˈsäb\

Definition of sob for Students

sobbed

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sobbing

  1. 1 :  to cry noisily with short sudden breaths I sobbed uncontrollably.

  2. 2 :  to say while crying noisily She sobbed out the story.


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sob

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noun

Definition of sob for Students

  1. :  an act or the sound of crying loudly with short sudden breaths Hearing this, Wilbur threw himself down … Great sobs racked his body. — E. B. White, Charlotte's Web


Medical Dictionary

SOB

abbreviation

Medical Definition of SOB

  1. short of breath



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