cribbed cribbed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) baby bed with high sides made of slats
  2. (n) a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
  3. (n) a bin or granary for storing grains
  4. (n) the cards discarded by players at cribbage
  5. (n) a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
  6. (v) use a crib, as in an exam
  7. (v) take unauthorized (intellectual material)
  8. (v) line with beams or planks

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At one point in the six-year litigation, Atanasoff testified that Mauchly cribbed ABC's key features during a five-day visit in 1941.
  2. Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan has been roasted for her cribbed chick-lit novel.
  3. Morley went on to say that McIntyre had been so carried away by his enthusiasm that for 15 years he consistently cribbed Morleyisms in his daily columns, now in book form.

News

  • 'Thug Notes': The Hardcore Way To Learn About Books [VIDEO]

    Your English teacher means well, trying to imbue a love of reading, but homeboy is boring as s***. If your eyes glaze over in class and your book reports are cribbed from Wikipedia, you might not need summer school...you might just need Thug Notes. Professor Sparky Sweets, Ph.D, explains what it is: "Growing up in the hood, while all [...]
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. • Turdblossom takes the day: Karl Rove says Barack Obama's campaign "has cribbed an awful lot from the Bush-Cheney playbooks of 2000 and 2004."
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Karl Rove Source: Radar Online

  2. "Scorchy Smith became a primer from which a multitude of comic book and strip artists cribbed mercilessly for decades," writes Jim Steranko in his introduction to the book.
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Jim Steranko Source: Comic Book Resources

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /