verb (used without object), squibbed, squib·bing.
- to be afraid.
- to flee; escape.
verb (used with object), squibbed, squib·bing.
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Origin of squib
OTHER WORDS FROM squibsquibbish, adjective
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“Active” search nodes depend on noise sources that can be as simple as an explosive squib.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A squib or two enforced edicts; a rocket set a constitution squarely on its feet.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
He'll go off like a squib: and then he'll smoulder acridly and sceptically even against his own fire.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
Rowlandson has taken the idea and fitted it to the purpose of an electioneering squib.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume|Joseph Grego
Such love must come to disaster; it is like a damp squib, it is never properly alight and fades out swiftly in noisy splutters.Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
I told Arthur to leave out the former squib or paragraph and use only the Californian's Story.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)