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blubber

noun [U]  /ˈblʌb·ər/ us  

blubber noun [U] (FAT)

the layer of fat under the skin of sea mammals such as whales which keeps them warm: Some of the larger whales are insulated by a two-foot layer of blubber. fig. I’m on a diet, trying to lose some of this blubber around the middle.

blubber

verb [I]  /ˈblʌb·ər/ us  

blubber verb [I] (CRY)

to cry in a noisy and uncontrollable way
Translations of “blubber”
in Spanish grasa de ballena…
in French blanc de baleine…
in German der Walfischspeck…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哇哇地哭,孩子似地大哭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哇哇地哭,孩子似地大哭…
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