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fib

verb [I] uk   /fɪb/ (-bb-) informal us  
to tell a small lie that does not cause any harm: I can tell he's fibbing because he's smiling!

fib

noun [C] informal
a small lie that does not cause any harm: Don't believe him - he's telling fibs again.
Translations of “fib”
in Korean 거짓말…
in Arabic أُكذوبة…
in French mensonge…
in Turkish küçük/zararsız yalan…
in Italian frottola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撒小謊,說瞎話…
in Russian выдумка, неправда…
in Polish bajka, kłamstewko…
in Spanish bola, trola, mentirijilla…
in Portuguese lorota, mentira…
in German die Flunkerei…
in Catalan mentida, bola…
in Japanese (ささいな)うそ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撒小谎,说瞎话…
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