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rib

noun uk   /rɪb/ us  

rib noun (BONE)

B2 [C] a bone that curves round from your back to your chest: My son broke a rib when he fell off a ladder. [C or U] a piece of meat taken from this part of an animal: He cooked rib of lamb for Sunday lunch.
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[C] one of the curved pieces of metal or wood that support the structure of a boat or roof
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rib noun (PATTERN)

[U] a method of knitting that makes a pattern of raised parallel lines
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rib

verb [T] uk   /rɪb/ (-bb-) informal us  
to joke and laugh at someone in a friendly way about something: His brothers ribbed him about his new girlfriend.
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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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