sob

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See also: SOB

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɒb/
  • (US) enPR: säb, IPA(key): /sɑb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒb

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sob (plural sobs)

  1. A cry with a short, sudden expulsion of breath.
  2. (onomatopoeia) sound of sob
    • 1874, George Carter Stent, The Jade Chaplet in Twenty-four Beads:
      “My husband, alas! whom I now (sob, sob) mourn,
      A short time since (sob) to this grave (sob) was borne;
      And (sob) he lies buried in this (sob, sob) grave.”
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Verb[edit]

sob (third-person singular simple present sobs, present participle sobbing, simple past and past participle sobbed)

  1. (intransitive) to weep with convulsive gasps.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      She sighed, she sobbed, and, furious with despair, / She rent her garments, and she tore her hair.
  2. (transitive) to say (something) while sobbing.
    "He doesn't love me!" she sobbed.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See sop.

Verb[edit]

sob (third-person singular simple present sobs, present participle sobbing, simple past and past participle sobbed)

  1. To soak.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)

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Czech[edit]

sob

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Noun[edit]

sob m

  1. reindeer (an Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer)

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sob/
  • Hyphenation: sob

Adverb[edit]

sob

  1. (neologism, nonstandard) down, downwards (direction to the center of the Earth)

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Antonyms[edit]

  • supren (up, upwards)
  • (neologism, nonstandard) sor (up, upwards)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese sob, so, su, from Latin sub, from Proto-Indo-European *upo (under, below).

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Preposition[edit]

sob

  1. under

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sob m (Cyrillic spelling соб)

  1. reindeer

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Tzotzil[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sob

  1. early morning

Adjective[edit]

sob

  1. of early morning

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

sob (plural sobs)

  1. soap

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