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crib

crib

 
pronunciation:
krIb
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stationary bed with high, barred sides for an infant or young child.
The baby looked so sweet sleeping peacefully in his crib.
 
definition 2: a cattle stall or feed trough.
They filled the crib with feed.
definition 3: a storage bin or building, esp. for corn.
We store the corn in the corn crib and let it dry in there.
definition 4: a supporting framework used in construction or in mine or well shafts.
definition 5: a heavy underwater framework for supporting a structure such as a pier, dock, boathouse, or the like.
definition 6: (informal) a theft, esp. of another's writings; plagiarism.
definition 7: (informal) written information used illicitly by a student, as during an examination; pony.
The teacher almost caught me using my crib.
definition 8: (chiefly British) a young baby's bed which can be rocked from side to side; cradle.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cribbed, cribbing, cribs
definition 1: to confine in, or as though in, a crib.
similar words:
cage
definition 2: to provide a crib for.
definition 3: (informal) to plagiarize or steal.
similar words:
lift, plagiarize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to use unpermitted aids, as in an examination.
You must have cribbed to get such a good grade!
derivation: cribber (n.)
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