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Don't weep for me; don't write any sob stories.
Gertrude Ederle

Meaning of "sob" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOB

Probably from Low German; compare Dutch sabben to suck.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOB

sob  [sɒb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sob is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sob in English.

WHAT DOES SOB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

SOB

Sob is a verb meaning cry. SOB and SoB may refer to: ▪ Dyspnea or shortness of breath, a medical symptom relating to breathing difficulties ▪ Souls on Board, the number of people on an aircraft or ship ▪ Seventeen or Bust, a distributed computing project ▪ Special Operations Battalion, an elite unit of the Croatian army ▪ Sobralia, a genus of orchids ▪ Society of Old Brooklynites ▪ Son of a bitch, an insult or curse phrase ▪ Sons of Ben ▪ Suggested Opening Bid, a term in auctioneering ▪ Super Optimal Broth, a bacterial growth media ▪ Super Oralloy Bomb, a nuclear bomb ▪ Senate Office Building ▪ Dirksen Senate Office Building ▪ Russell Senate Office Building ▪ Hart Senate Office Building...

Definition of sob in the English dictionary

The first definition of sob in the dictionary is to weep with convulsive gasps. Other definition of sob is to utter with sobs. Sob is also to cause to be in a specified state by sobbing.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SOB

PRESENT

Present
I sob
you sob
he/she/it sobs
we sob
you sob
they sob
Present continuous
I am sobbing
you are sobbing
he/she/it is sobbing
we are sobbing
you are sobbing
they are sobbing
Present perfect
I have sobbed
you have sobbed
he/she/it has sobbed
we have sobbed
you have sobbed
they have sobbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been sobbing
you have been sobbing
he/she/it has been sobbing
we have been sobbing
you have been sobbing
they have been sobbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sobbed
you sobbed
he/she/it sobbed
we sobbed
you sobbed
they sobbed
Past continuous
I was sobbing
you were sobbing
he/she/it was sobbing
we were sobbing
you were sobbing
they were sobbing
Past perfect
I had sobbed
you had sobbed
he/she/it had sobbed
we had sobbed
you had sobbed
they had sobbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been sobbing
you had been sobbing
he/she/it had been sobbing
we had been sobbing
you had been sobbing
they had been sobbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sob
you will sob
he/she/it will sob
we will sob
you will sob
they will sob
Future continuous
I will be sobbing
you will be sobbing
he/she/it will be sobbing
we will be sobbing
you will be sobbing
they will be sobbing
Future perfect
I will have sobbed
you will have sobbed
he/she/it will have sobbed
we will have sobbed
you will have sobbed
they will have sobbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sobbing
you will have been sobbing
he/she/it will have been sobbing
we will have been sobbing
you will have been sobbing
they will have been sobbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sob
you would sob
he/she/it would sob
we would sob
you would sob
they would sob
Conditional continuous
I would be sobbing
you would be sobbing
he/she/it would be sobbing
we would be sobbing
you would be sobbing
they would be sobbing
Conditional perfect
I would have sob
you would have sob
he/she/it would have sob
we would have sob
you would have sob
they would have sob
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sobbing
you would have been sobbing
he/she/it would have been sobbing
we would have been sobbing
you would have been sobbing
they would have been sobbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sob
we let´s sob
you sob
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sob
Past participle
sobbed
Present Participle
sobbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOB

sob sister
sob story
sob stuff
sobbed
sobber
sobbing
sobbingly
sobeit
sober
sober-headed
sober-minded
sobering
soberingly
soberize
soberly
soberness
Sobers
sobersided
sobersidedness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOB

blob
blow job
bob
boob
cob
dob
fob
gob
handjob
hob
Jacob
job
knob
lob
mob
nob
noob
on the job
on-the-job
rob

Synonyms and antonyms of sob in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sob» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sob
bawl · blubber · boohoo · cry · greet · howl · snivel · weep · whimper

Translation of «sob» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOB

Find out the translation of sob to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sob from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sob» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抽泣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sollozar
570 millions of speakers

English

sob
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिसकी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُنْشِجُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рыдать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

soluçar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফোঁপানি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sangloter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teruk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schluchzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

泣きじゃくる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흐느끼다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khóc nức nở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுதுவிட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुस्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hıçkırık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

singhiozzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaszlochać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схлипувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a plânge în hohote
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλαίω με λυγμούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sob
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snyfta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hulke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sob

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOB»

The term «sob» is very widely used and occupies the 7.408 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sob» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sob» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sob

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7 QUOTES WITH «SOB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sob.
1
Samantha Bond
I'm an appalling flyer. I get very tense, although I no longer weep uncontrollably for no reason - I just sob if there's turbulence.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
3
Gertrude Ederle
Don't weep for me; don't write any sob stories.
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Colleen Haskell
Comedy is so fun. I don't know how these people can make movies and work on them for four months and they're these sob stories. I don't know how emotionally you get through that.
5
Laurie Holden
I really, really, really want to do a silly romantic comedy where I can just have a crush on the guy, trip over myself, and laugh and be goofy. I just feel like all I do is cry, sob, and fight zombies and the bad guys.
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Junior Seau
No excuses and no sob stories. Life is full of excuses if you're looking. I have no time to gripe over misfortune. I don't waste time looking back.
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Kierston Wareing
I don't want to come across as a victim with a sob story. I've got a fantastic life. I'm not a victim. I thank the bullies out there for making me who I am. Some people become weaker, but the bullies made me stronger.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOB»

Discover the use of sob in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sob and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Confessions of an S.O.B.
The self-made businessman and self-proclaimed S.O.B. who masterminded USA Today reveals how he rose from Associated Press reporter to CEO of Gannett newspapers. Reprint. NYT.
Al Neuharth, 1992
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Sob Sister Journalism
On June 25, 1906 an event of little public importance occurred--famous architect and womanizer Stanford White was shot dead by Harry K. Thaw, the scion of an influential family. It became the "hottest story" of the century.
Phyllis Leslie Abramson, 1990
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Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story
As his fifth birthday party approaches, Little Rabbit decides to invite only those friends who are also too old to cry until he learns that others of all ages weep for all sorts of reasons.
Kate Klise, 2006
4
Kill Me If You Can, You SOB
While it's illuminating, it's by no means a rah-rah account of the war. This work is a tour de force whose humor and candor is audacious.
Bob Miller, 2007
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Codename: Sob Story: The Tale of a Picket Line Sailor During ...
UNTIL NOW. Codename: Sob Story is the true story of how Steiny, a 19-year old Philadelphia native, fought and survived aboard the USS Gear ARS 34.
Jena M. Steinmetz, 2013
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Ol' S.O.B. Sez: Cowboy Limericks
53 clever and humorous cowboy limericks included in this volume written by S. Omar Barker, famous western writer from New Mexico.
S. Omar Barker, 1998
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Sob Story
Amy thinks that Jeff, her prison penpal, will be inside for several years.
Carol Anne Davis, 2008
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Narcissus Leaves the Pool
An Extremely Well Informed SOB McKisco was "well-informed" on a range of subjects wider than Goethe's — it was interesting to listen to the innumerable facile combinations that he referred to as his opinions. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is ...
Joseph Epstein, 2007
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The Essential Guide to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ...
Despite any bad vibes from the name, the S.O.B. Draw Route is the most frequently traveled route to the river from the North Rim: and it's easy to see why. You can explore a long stretch of river downstream from The Chasm, with most of Black ...
John Jenkins, 2003
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No Happy Fathers Day to You - You S. O. B.
The writings on the pages in this book, consist of personal thoughts of a young lady, who has had some unpleasant experiences, with the fathers of her children.
Peggy Lee, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sob is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats' new video for SOB
Enter SOB, a singalong-ready foot-stomper of a song. Though Rateliff and the Night Sweats' new album is not released until August, we're premiering the video ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Why I don't sob at the MTC
Dropping off missionaries at the MTC isn't something to sob about; it's a day to celebrate. Here are five reasons. In the past 25 months, I've taken three children ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
3
Rowling 'vindicated' over 'sob story'
Author JK Rowling has been “fully vindicated and her reputation restored” following a newspaper's apology for alleging she wrote a “sob story” containing false ... «BreakingNews.ie, May 15»
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TNT Passes On 'Major Crimes' Spin-Off 'SOB'
So much for TNT's Major Crimes spin-off S.O.B. The network has officially passed on the project which would have starred Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major ... «TVWise, May 15»
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No Sob Story: The Good News About Crying
More than for any other reason, I cry – even sob – at tales or images of rescuers: sometimes I have only to see a fire truck, and don't get me going on working ... «The News Journal, Mar 15»
6
Drug addict used fake sob stories to swindle money from strangers
Gary Lyon, 47, tugged at the heartstrings of his victims with fake sob stories about his son having surgery or his daughter lying gravely ill in hospital. «Express.co.uk, Feb 15»
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Spooky Black and thestand4rd Perform at SOB's
And there DJ Khaled was again on Sunday night at S.O.B.'s — not one but two “We the Best” chains dangling from his neck — onstage pumping up crowd ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
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iLoveMakonnen Gets Punched By Fan During New York …
Things got turned up and escalated quickly during a recent iLoveMakonnen performance at SOB's in New York. The "Tuesday" rapper was punched by a fan ... «Music Times, Oct 14»
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Pittsburgh man gets 7 years in sob-story mag scam
PITTSBURGH —A Pittsburgh man must spend seven years in federal prison for a $1.9 million sob-story scam in which 30,000 people were conned into buying ... «WTAE Pittsburgh, Sep 14»
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Tacoma burglar using fake sob story about lost dog to case homes
Police said the man uses the fake sob-story to figure out who's home and who's not. Sometimes he has a crumpled up picture of the dog that he claims to be ... «KOMO News, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sob [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sob-1>. Nov 2019 ».
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