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      vb   bawl, blubber, boohoo, cry, greet     (Scot. or archaic)   howl, shed tears, snivel, weep  
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  ( sobs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sobbing    present participle)   ( sobbed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When someone sobs, they cry in a noisy way, breathing in short breaths.  
She began to sob again, burying her face in the pillow...      V  
Her sister broke down, sobbing into her handkerchief.      V  
  sobbing      n-uncount  
The room was silent except for her sobbing.     
2       verb   If you sob something, you say it while you are crying.  
`Everything's my fault,' she sobbed.      V with quote  
3       n-count   A sob is one of the noises that you make when you are crying.  

sob story        ( sob stories    plural  ) You describe what someone tells you about their own or someone else's difficulties as a sob story when you think that they have told you about it in order to get your sympathy.      n-count  
Any sob story moved Jarvis to generosity.     

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See also:

slob, sober, sombre, sobriety

SOB n.
son of a bitch

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