sob

[ 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.

Origin of sob

1150–1200; Middle English sobben, apparently imitative
Related formssob·ber, nounsob·bing·ly, adverbsob·ful, adjective
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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
Derived Formssobber, nounsobbing, noun, adjective

Word Origin for sob

C12: probably from Low German; compare Dutch sabben to suck
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