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English definition of “sob”

sob

verb [I]     /sɒb/ US  /sɑːb/ (-bb-)
B2 to cry noisily , taking in deep breaths: I found her sobbing in the bedroom because she'd broken her favourite doll . You're not going to help matters by lying there sobbing!Weeping and crying
(Definition of sob verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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