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blubber

verb [I] uk   /ˈblʌb.ər/ us    // (-rr-) informal disapproving ( UK informal blub)
to cry in a noisy way like a child: There he sat, cowering against the wall, blubbering like a child. Oh stop blubbing! Your knee can't hurt that much.

blubber

noun [U] uk   /ˈblʌb.ər/ us    //
the thick layer of fat under the skin of sea mammals, such as whales, that keeps them warm informal too much body fat on a human: Get some exercise and get rid of some of that blubber!
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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