as in to cry
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sob. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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