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rib

noun uk   us   /rɪb/

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