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cozen to deceive or trick; swindle.
cozy comfortably warm and snug, or giving one a warm emotional feeling, often by being small in size yet pleasant. [5 definitions]
CPA abbreviation of "Certified Public Accountant," an accountant who has received an official state certificate for having fulfilled the legal requirements of that state.
CPI abbreviation of "consumer price index."
Cpl. abbreviation of "Corporal," a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranked below sergeant and above private first class (used in a proper name).
CPR abbreviation of "cardiopulmonary resuscitation."
CPU abbreviation of "central processing unit," (in computing) the part of a computer that interprets program commands and executes its instructions.
Cr symbol of the chemical element chromium.
crab1 any of various ten-legged marine crustaceans, having broad, flat bodies, eyes on short stalks, and strong pincers on the front legs. The meat of some kinds of crabs is commonly eaten by humans. [8 definitions]
crab2 (informal) a complaining or ill-tempered person; grouch. [2 definitions]
crab apple any of various small, hard, tart apples, wild or cultivated, used esp. for making jelly. [2 definitions]
crabbed irritable or ill-tempered; grouchy. [2 definitions]
crabby somewhat irritable; bad-tempered.
crab grass any of several wild, coarse grasses that easily root, spread, and displace other plants and grasses, esp. in cultivated lawns.
crab louse a louse that infests the human pubic area or armpit and causes severe itching.
Crab nebula a nebula in the constellation Taurus that contains a pulsar.
crack to break apart with a snapping sound. [15 definitions]
crack a book to open a book and read it, or to discipline oneself to study.
crackbrain a person without sense or reason; one who is insane.
crackbrained utterly foolish or insane.
crack down to increase the severity with which rules, laws, or the like are enforced, esp. to combat abuses or rectify a problem. [2 definitions]