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Definition of SOB

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Sob \Sob\ (s[o^]b), v. t. [See {Sop}.]
     To soak. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sob \Sob\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sobbed} (s[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sobbing}.] [OE. sobben; akin to AS. se['o]fian, si['o]fian, to complain, bewail, se['o]fung, si['o]fung, sobbing, lamentation; cf. OHG. s[=u]ft[=o]n, s[=u]ftj[=o]n, to sigh, MHG. siuften, siufzen, G. seufzen, MHG. s[=u]ft a sigh, properly, a drawing in of breath, from s[=u]fen to drink, OHG. s[=u]fan. Cf. {Sup}.] To sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a convulsive drawing in of the breath. [1913 Webster]

           Sobbing is the same thing [as sighing], stronger.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

           She sighed, she sobbed, and, furious with despair. She rent her garments, and she tore her hair. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sob \Sob\, n.
     1. The act of sobbing; a convulsive sigh, or inspiration of the breath, as in sorrow. [1913 Webster]

              Break, heart, or choke with sobs my hated breath.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Any sorrowful cry or sound.
        [1913 Webster]

              The tremulous sob of the complaining owl.
                                                    --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "sob":
     bark, bawl, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, boohoo, boom, bray, break down, breathe, burst into tears, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp, coo, crow, cry, dissolve in tears, dolorous tirade, drawl, drone, drop a tear, exclaim, flute, gabble, gasp, gibber, greet, groan, growl, grunt, hiss, howl, jabber, jeremiad, keen, lament, lilt, maunder, moan, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, outcry, pant, pipe, plaint, planctus, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shed tears, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snivel, snort, sough, speak incoherently, splutter, sputter, squall, squawk, squeal, susurrate, thunder, tirade, trumpet, twang, ululation, wail, wail of woe, warble, weep, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yowl



Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "SOB":
     bastard, bugger, creep, fart, heel, hood, hooligan, jerk, louse, meanie, mother, pill, rat, shit, shithead, shitheel, stinkard, stinker, turd


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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