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crib-biting the habit of horses to bite at wood, as of a stall or feed trough, and swallow harmful amounts of air while doing so.
crib death sudden infant death syndrome, the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy infant, usu. occurring within the first year of life, and usu. occurring in the infant's sleep.
crick a painful stiffness or cramp, esp. in the neck or back. [2 definitions]
cricket1 any of various insects that are similar to grasshoppers in having long antennae and great leaping ability, the male of which produces a shrill chirp by rubbing its front wings together.
cricket2 a game played outdoors with a ball, bats, and wickets at either end of the field, by two opposing teams of eleven members each. [3 definitions]
cried past tense and past participle of cry.
crier one who cries. [2 definitions]
crime an act that violates the law of a state, nation, or other entity, and that endangers the public welfare in some way. [3 definitions]
crimeless combined form of crime.
crime of passion a crime committed by a person in a condition of extreme anger, jealousy, or the like.
crime passionel (French) crime of passion; a crime committed in extreme passion, esp. sexual or romantic jealousy.
criminal of, pertaining to, or having the nature of crime, esp. as opposed to civil violations. [3 definitions]
criminal conversation in law, adultery.
criminality the condition or fact of being criminal.
criminal law that area of law having to do with crime and its punishment.
criminal lawyer a lawyer who specialized in representing clients accused of criminal offenses.
criminate to accuse of a crime. [3 definitions]
criminology the scientific study of crime, criminal behavior, and criminal law systems.
crimp to press into small, regular folds or waves; corrugate. [7 definitions]
crimpy having narrow folds or waves; frizzy, esp. hair.
crimson a dark reddish purple color.