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.

Definitions of crib
  1. noun
    baby bed with high sides made of slats
    synonyms: cot
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    type of:
    baby bed, baby's bed
    a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
  2. noun
    a bin or granary for storing grains
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    a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
    type of:
    a container; usually has a lid
    garner, granary
    a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
  3. noun
    a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    synonyms: pony, trot
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    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
  4. verb
    use a crib, as in an exam
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    type of:
    cheat, chisel
    engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
  5. verb
    take unauthorized (intellectual material)
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    type of:
    lift, plagiarise, plagiarize
    take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
  6. noun
    a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
    synonyms: cribbage
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    type of:
    card game, cards
    a game played with playing cards
  7. noun
    the cards discarded by players at cribbage
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    type of:
    playing card
    one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
  8. verb
    line with beams or planks
    crib a construction hole”
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    type of:
    cover the interior of
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