Definitions for sobsɒb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sobsɒb(v.; n.)sobbed, sob•bing
(v.i.)to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
to make a sound resembling this.
(v.t.)to utter with sobs.
to put, send, etc., by sobbing or with sobs:
to sob oneself to sleep.
(n.)the act of sobbing.
any sound suggesting this.
Origin of sob:
1200–50; ME sobben
son of a bitch.
Category: Status (usage)
* (sometimes l.c.) Slang..
shortness of breath, SOB, breathlessness(noun)
a dyspneic condition
asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB(noun)
insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
convulsive gasp made while weeping
"He was sobbing inconsolably"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to cry so much that your body moves up and down
We found her sobbing in the bathroom.; loud sobs
son of a bitch
shortness of breath
a cry with a short, sudden expulsion of breath.
to weep with convulsive gasps.
to say (something) while sobbing.
"He doesn't love me!" she sobbed.
to sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a convulsive drawing in of the breath
the act of sobbing; a convulsive sigh, or inspiration of the breath, as in sorrow
any sorrowful cry or sound
Translations for sob
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to weep noisily
I could hear her sobbing in her bedroom.
- يَشْهَق، يَنْشِجArabic
- soluçarPortuguese (BR)
- κλαίω με λυγμούςGreek
- هق هق كردنFarsi
- jecati, ridatiCroatian
- 흐느껴 울다Korean
- raudoti, kūkčiotiLithuanian
- šņukstēt; elsotLatvian
- هق هق كردنPersian
- سلګۍ وهلPashto
- a plânge, a hohotiRomanian
- hıçkırarak ağlamakTurkish
- 嗚咽，啜泣Chinese (Trad.)
- ридати; схлипуватиUkrainian
- khóc nức nởVietnamese
- 呜咽，啜泣Chinese (Simp.)
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