- a translation, list of correct answers, or other illicit aid used by students while reciting, taking exams, or the like; pony.
- a petty theft.
verb (used with object), cribbed, crib·bing.
verb (used without object), cribbed, crib·bing.
- to use a crib in examinations, homework, translating, etc.
- to steal; plagiarize.
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Origin of crib
OTHER WORDS FROM cribun·crib, verb (used with object), un·cribbed, un·crib·bing.
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Example sentences from the Web for crib
After lunch, I put Julia in her crib for a nap, and though she struggled, the excitement of the day took her under.
My chest pressed into the foot of the crib, arms outstretched through bars, I wailed at an open door to an empty staircase.
Sally was a year younger than me but she had a real bed, and I still had a crib.
Did Geert Wilders, the famously xenophobic Dutch politician, crib from the Nazis for his latest anti-immigrant tirade?Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech|Nadette De Visser|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lynch, ever the spirited mind in flight, never had to crib much from infatuations of college boys.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She'll slide into the sand like a baby nestling down into a crib.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
"I'll put him in his crib," he decided, and thereupon he made a quick move toward the bassinette.Baby Mine|Margaret Mayo
Then it struck me that there was something unholy about this affair, and I resolutely strode to the crib and seized the baby.Visionaries|James Huneker
By this process, well executed, no water can pass downwards by the back of the crib.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
He put it in the crib, and returned with a second supply, when to his horror he found the crib empty.The Violet Fairy Book|Various