- –v.i.1. to cry or sigh with short, quick breaths: »
sobbing and crying…as if her heart would break (Laurence Sterne).2. to make a sound like a sob: »
The wind sobbed in the trees.–v.t.1. to put, send, or become, by sobbing: »
She sobbed herself to sleep.2. to utter with sobs: »
“I have lost my penny,” the child sobbed. She sobbed out her sad story.–n.1. the act of catching short, quick breaths because of grief or some other emotion; act of sobbing.2. the sound of sobbing or a sound like a sob: »
The anchor came up with a sob (Rudyard Kipling).–adj.U.S. Informal. intended to arouse feelings of pity, sadness, or sympathy.╂[Middle English sobben; perhaps ultimately imitative]–sob´bing|ly, adverb.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.