to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
to make a sound resembling this.
to utter with sobs.
to put, send, etc., by sobbing or with sobs: to sob oneself to sleep.
the act of sobbing; a convulsive catching of the breath in weeping.
any sound suggesting this.
- sobber, noun
- sob·bing·ly, adverb
- sobful, adjective
Other definitions for S.O.B. (2 of 2)
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How to use sob in a sentence
Contestants, huddled on the couches of a communal room, clutched their faces in shock and some broke into sobs.
Despondent, she choked back sobs when she saw other women with babies.
While he appears to be more engrossed in his phone than the family activities around him, the truth might just reduce you to sobs.
I was still shaking with sobs when a blonde nurse, whom I shall never forget, sat down beside me and gently caressed my face.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction | Annick Cojean | August 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
After she broke up with Arie, she collapsed into sobs by a meadow, which was meant to be the site of their last date.‘The Bachelorette’ Finale: Why Hide Jef Holm’s Mormon Connection? | Ramin Setoodeh, Miriam Shumway | July 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
An agony of grief took her now, and she fell once more to those awful sobs that awhile ago had shaken her.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
There was a silence, only broken by the monotonous ticking of the carved Swiss clock and the deep sobs of the kneeling girl.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
She said not a word, and the silence was broken only by Mam'selle Pauline's continued sobs.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Tessa was tasting the peaches, her throat so full of sobs that she swallowed the fruit with pain.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
With holy hymns, broken by their sobs, they commit his mutilated body to the grave, where after lifes long toil he sleepeth well.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for sob (1 of 2)
(intr) to weep with convulsive gasps
(tr) to utter with sobs
to cause (oneself) to be in a specified state by sobbing: to sob oneself to sleep
a convulsive gasp made in weeping
- sobber, noun
- sobbing, noun, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for s.o.b. (2 of 2)
son of a bitch
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