sob [sob] /sɒb/ Show IPA verb, sobbed, sobbing, noun
verb (used without object)
to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
to make a sound resembling this.
verb (used with object)
to put, send, etc., by sobbing or with sobs:
to sob oneself to sleep.
the act of sobbing; a convulsive catching of the breath in weeping.
any sound suggesting this.
1150–1200; Middle English sobben, apparently imitative