crib

A crib is a bed with high sides that babies sleep in. To crib is to cheat, like copying off someone else during an exam. How babyish!

A crib is a small, cozy bed that has high sides known as slats. The slats keep the baby from falling out. To crib is different — it means to cheat, especially by copying or stealing information. If you stole an answer key to a test, you cribbed it. If you friend told you the answers to some homework, you cribbed the answers. Cribbing is dishonest.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: crib

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n
baby bed with high sides made of slats
2
n
a bin or granary for storing grains
3
nv
a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
use a crib, as in an exam
4
n
a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
5
v
line with beams or planks
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: crib
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n baby bed with high sides made of slats

Synonyms:
cot
Type of:
baby bed, baby's bed
a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
2

n a bin or granary for storing grains

Types:
corncrib
a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
Type of:
bin
a container; usually has a lid
garner, granary
a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
3

n a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Synonyms:
pony, trot
Type of:
interlingual rendition, rendering, translation, version
a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

v use a crib, as in an exam

Type of:
cheat, chisel
engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

v take unauthorized (intellectual material)

Type of:
lift, plagiarise, plagiarize
take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
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n a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two

Synonyms:
cribbage
Type of:
card game, cards
a game played with playing cards

n the cards discarded by players at cribbage

Type of:
playing card
one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
5

v line with beams or planks

crib a construction hole”
Type of:
line
cover the interior of
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