American English

Definition of sob verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sob
    he / she / it sobs
    past simple sobbed
    -ing form sobbing
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  1. 1[intransitive] to cry noisily, taking sudden sharp breaths I heard a child sobbing loudly. He started to sob uncontrollably.
  2. 2[transitive] to say something while you are crying + speech “I hate him,” she sobbed. sob something (out) He sobbed out his troubles.
  3. Idioms
    sob your heart out
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    to cry noisily for a long time because you are very sad
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sob