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sob

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress
  • the child sobbed when she found the dead frog

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sob

noun

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The first known use of sob was in the 13th century

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“Sob.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sob. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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