An example of sob is the name that one person might use to describe another person who is a difficult to deal with; "He's an sob."
An example of to sob is to get overcome with sadness at a funeral.
An example of a sob is the sound of a very upset person as they try to fall asleep after a terrible experience.
Sob oneself to sleep.
"He doesn't love me!" she sobbed.
Origin of sob
- Middle English sobben perhaps of Low German origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- See sop.