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sob

sob

 
 
pronunciation:
sab
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sobbed, sobbing, sobs
definition 1: to weep convulsively and with great emotion.
Unable to find his mother, the child sobbed uncontrollably.
synonyms:
bawl, cry
similar words:
blubber, boohoo, keen, wail, weep
definition 2: to make a sound similar to that of sobbing.
synonyms:
blubber
similar words:
bawl, gasp, mewl, snivel, ululate, wail, whimper
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to express with sobs.
She sobbed a sorrowful reply."It was my last chance!" he sobbed.
synonyms:
blubber
similar words:
whimper
definition 2: to bring to a particular state by sobbing.
He had sobbed himself to sleep every night.
synonyms:
cry, weep
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an instance of uncontrollable or convulsive weeping, or the sound produced by this.
The mother's sobs could be heard in the hallway.
similar words:
bawl
derivations: sobbingly (adv.), sobber (n.)
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