(noun, verb)


1. baby bed with high sides made of slats

Similar word(s): cot

Definition categories: man–made

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

Similar word(s): pony, trot

Definition categories: communication, rendering, translation, version

3. a bin or granary for storing grains

Definition categories: man–made, bin, garner, granary

4. the cards discarded by players at cribbage

Definition categories: act

5. a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two

Similar word(s): cribbage

Definition categories: act, cards


1. use a crib, as in an exam

Definition categories: social, cheat, chisel

2. take unauthorized (intellectual material)

Definition categories: possession, lift, plagiarise, plagiarize

3. line with beams or planks

- crib a construction hole

Definition categories: contact, line

Sentences with crib as a verb:

- I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.

- It was very easy, Briggs said, to make a galley-slave of a boy all the half-year, and then score him up idle; and to crib two dinners a-week out of his board, and then score him up greedy; but that wasn’t going to be submitted to, he believed, was it? — Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848, Chapter 14.