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crib

noun [C] uk   us   /krɪb/

crib noun [C] (BED)

US (UK cot) a small bed for a baby or young child with high bars around the sides so that the child cannot fall out

crib noun [C] (CHRISTMAS SCENE)

UK (US crèche) a model of the people and animals present at the birth of Jesus Christ, used as a decoration at Christmas

crib noun [C] (HOME)

mainly US slang Someone's crib is their home or the place where they are living at present.

crib

verb [I or T] uk   us   /krɪb/ (-bb-) informal disapproving
to copy someone else's work, especially dishonestly: I got chucked out of the exam for cribbing from the guy in front.
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