crib

[ krib ]
/ krɪb /

noun

verb (used with object), cribbed, crib·bing.

verb (used without object), cribbed, crib·bing.

Informal.
  1. to use a crib in examinations, homework, translating, etc.
  2. to steal; plagiarize.
(of a horse) to practice cribbing.

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Origin of crib

before 1000; Middle English cribbe, Old English crib(b); cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe; cf. crèche

OTHER WORDS FROM crib

un·crib, verb (used with object), un·cribbed, un·crib·bing.
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British Dictionary definitions for crib

crib
/ (krɪb) /

noun

verb cribs, cribbing or cribbed

Derived forms of crib

cribber, noun

Word Origin for crib

Old English cribb; related to Old Saxon kribbia, Old High German krippa; compare Middle High German krēbe basket
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