cribbing cribbing  /ˈkrɪ bɪŋ/

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. When he was in the White House, Calvin Coolidge was not above cribbing local color verbatim from the office encyclopedia for his minor speeches.
  2. And so the Bush Administration has begun cribbing from a very different doctrine: Richard Nixon's.
  3. Of course, there is no indication that any album of consequence was actually released in late December, but cribbing ideas from everyone else's lists was certainly helpful.

News

  • Is Beyoncé Stealing Solange’s Signature Style?

    FameFlynet; Splash News Online We think Beyoncé is getting a little jealous of our style crush on her sister Solange Knowles. Okay, probably not, but the superstar has been cribbing her baby sis’s love for prints, and we have the photos to prove it. Yesterday, Queen Bey stepped out in this bright-colored tropical printed skirt […]
    on June 22, 2013     Source: People Magazine

Quotes

  1. "My reaction to the chairman's remarks is that he's the chairman of the football club and has the right to say what he feels," Robson said. "I'm not cribbing about it, but we're all frustrated as well and nobody is more frustrated than the...
    on Dec 30, 2003 By: Sir Bobby Robson Source: SI.com

  2. Mr Ahern said at a trade union conference in Donegal: "Sitting on the sideline or the fence, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. In fact I don't know how people who engage in that don't commit suicide. The only thing that motivates me is...
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Bertie Ahern Source: Independent

  3. "He ran well at Aintree and beat Football Crazy, who would be a good yardstick," Lee told Racing UK. "I thought he ran a blinder at Sandown. A couple of people have been cribbing his jumping, but he didn't do a lot wrong. He got in close at...
    on Jan 14, 2005 By: Graham Lee Source: Sportinglife.co.za

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