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rib

noun [C]  /rɪb/ us  

rib noun [C] (BONE)

one of the bones that curve around from the spine (= the line of bones down the center of the back) on each side of the upper part of the body to form the chest A rib is also a piece of meat taken from this part of an animal: barbecued ribs Ribs are also the thin, curved pieces of metal or wood that shape and support the sides and bottom of a boat or the top of an umbrella (= a cover that protects from rain or sun).

rib

verb [T]  /rɪb/ (-bb-) infml us  

rib verb [T] (JOKE)

to laugh at or joke about someone in a friendly way; tease : The two leaders ribbed each other good-naturedly during the press conference.
Translations of “rib”
in Korean 갈비뼈…
in Arabic ضِلْع…
in French côte, membrure, nervure…
in Turkish kaburga kemiği, kaburga…
in Italian costola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骨頭, 肋骨, 排骨(肉)…
in Russian ребро…
in Polish żebro…
in Spanish costilla, cuaderna, nervadura…
in Portuguese costela…
in German die Rippe, linke Masche…
in Catalan costella…
in Japanese 肋骨, あばら骨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨头, 肋骨, 排骨(肉)…
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