verb (used without object), sobbed, sob·bing.
verb (used with object), sobbed, sob·bing.
Origin of sob
(sometimes lowercase) Slang.
Examples from the Web for sob
Until 1972 it was called simply The Senate Office Building – SOB for short.
I remember Cat Deeley literally took your head into her arms and let you sob on her shoulder.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She waited for the inexplicable sentiment to fade away, but instead it intensified and she began to sob.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, Cleese goose-steps out of the dining room as the hapless Germans cringe and sob.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Zvereva began to sob uncontrollably, remembering the wounds, the torn limbs and missing parts of bodies.In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror|Anna Nemtsova|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young woman received this philosophic remark with a sob as she closed the door behind her.The Mystery of the Downs|John R. Watson
Vandecar extended his arms, and, with a sob that shook his soul, drew his boy to him.From the Valley of the Missing|Grace Miller White
He buries his own in it again as he speaks, beginning afresh to sob loudly.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
"He is going to live, the doctors say, but they're afraid—" Her voice faltered and she began to sob.The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware|Annie Fellows Johnston
The note of scorn ended in a sob while she buried her face in her hands, and stood trembling with shame and anger before him.The Builders|Ellen Glasgow
verb sobs, sobbing or sobbed
Word Origin for sob
c.1200, "to cry with short breaths," probably of imitative origin, related to Old English seofian "to lament," Old High German sufan "to draw breath," West Frisian sobje "to suck." Related: Sobbed; sobbing.
late 14c., from sob (v.). Sob story is from 1913. Sob sister "female journalist who writes sentimental stories or advice columns" is from 1912.