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squib

 
pronunciation:
skwIb
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an utterance or brief piece of writing that is witty or sarcastic; lampoon.
definition 2: a small firecracker that when lit produces a hissing noise followed by a slight explosion.
definition 3: a broken firecracker that burns and hisses but does not explode.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: squibs, squibbing, squibbed
definition: to write or utter a squib or squibs.