Squibbing
Squib Squib, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squibbed} (skw[i^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squibbing}.] To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute; as, to squib a little in debate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Squibbed — Squib Squib, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squibbed} (skw[i^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squibbing}.] To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute; as, to squib a little in debate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • squib — noun 1》 a small firework that hisses before exploding. 2》 a short piece of satirical writing.     ↘N. Amer. a short news item. 3》 informal a small or weak person. 4》 N. Amer. (in sport) a short or weak kick or hit. verb (squibs, squibbing,… …   English new terms dictionary

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