sob Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sob” in the English Dictionary

"sob" in British English

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sobverb [I]

uk   /sɒb/  us   /sɑːb/ (-bb-)
B2 to ​crynoisily, taking in ​deep breaths: I ​found her sobbing in the ​bedroom because she'd ​broken her ​favouritedoll. You're not going to ​helpmatters by ​lying there sobbing!

sobnoun [C]

uk   /sɒb/  us   /sɑːb/
an ​act or ​sound of sobbing: I could ​hear her sobs from the next ​room.

S.O.B.noun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌes.əʊˈbiː/  us   /-oʊ-/
abbreviation for son of a bitch
(Definition of sob from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sobverb [I/T]

 us   /sɑb/ (-bb-)
to ​cry in a ​noisy way, taking in ​sudden, ​short breaths
noun [C]  us   /sɑb/
I never ​heard such sobs.
(Definition of sob from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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