sob out

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sob out

To attempt to say something while in the middle of sobbing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sob" and "out." After getting caught stealing, the poor child sobbed out a pitiful story about how he couldn't afford to pay for the food. He sobbed an apology out, promising to never do it again.
See also: out, sob

sob something out

to speak something out while sobbing. Wally sobbed his story out while the police made notes. He sobbed out his sad tale.
See also: out, sob