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sob

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verb (used without object), sobbed, sob·bing.

to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
to make a sound resembling this.

verb (used with object), sobbed, sob·bing.

to utter with sobs.
to put, send, etc., by sobbing or with sobs: to sob oneself to sleep.

noun

the act of sobbing; a convulsive catching of the breath in weeping.
any sound suggesting this.

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Origin of sob

1150–1200; Middle English sobben, apparently imitative
sobber, nounsob·bing·ly, adverbsobful, adjective

Definition for sob (2 of 2)

S.O.B.

or SOB


abbreviation (sometimes lowercase)Slang.

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British Dictionary definitions for sob (1 of 2)

sob
/ (sɒb) /

verb sobs, sobbing or sobbed

(intr) to weep with convulsive gasps
(tr) to utter with sobs
to cause (oneself) to be in a specified state by sobbingto sob oneself to sleep

noun

a convulsive gasp made in weeping
sobber, nounsobbing, noun, adjective
C12: probably from Low German; compare Dutch sabben to suck

British Dictionary definitions for sob (2 of 2)

s.o.b.
/ slang, mainly US and Canadian /

abbreviation for

son of a bitch
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Medical definitions for sob

SOB

abbr.

shortness of breath
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