Crib Crib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbed} (kr[i^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cribbing}.] 1. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp. [1913 Webster]

If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cribbing — Crib bing (kr?b b?ng), n. 1. The act of inclosing or confining in a crib or in close quarters. [1913 Webster] 2. Purloining; stealing; plagiarizing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) A framework of timbers and plank backing for a shaft lining …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cribbing — [krib′iŋ] n. 1. the action of one that cribs 2. something cribbed 3. a timber framework lining a mine shaft 4. CRIB BITING …   English World dictionary

  • cribbing — 1. verb Present participle of crib. 2. noun a) The members used to build a (structural) crib, usually of timbers or logs, but also of concrete, steel or even plastic; cribwork. After the Loma Prieta earthquake, they had to put cribbing under… …   Wiktionary

  • cribbing — noun Date: 1841 1. material for use in making a crib 2. a vice of horses in which they grasp a solid object (as a stall door) with their teeth and gulp air …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cribbing — /krib ing/, n. 1. Vet. Med. Also called crib biting, wind sucking. an injurious habit in which a horse bites its manger and as a result swallows air. 2. Mining. a. a timber lining, closely spaced, as in a shaft or raise. b. pieces of timber for… …   Universalium

  • cribbing — crib·bing krib iŋ n a vice of horses characterized by gnawing (as at a manger) while slobbering and salivating * * * crib·bing (kribґing) a nervous habit of some horses consisting of grasping the manger or another object with the incisor teeth,… …   Medical dictionary

  • cribbing — When a horse chews on wood on a regular basis (i.e wood stall or fence) …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • cribbing — krɪb n. small bed for a baby; feed rack for animals; stall; plagiarism; translation v. steal; imprison; place in a crib; copy, plagiarize; practice crib biting (of a horse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cribbing — crib•bing [[t]ˈkrɪb ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) vet an injurious habit in which a horse bites its manger and as a result swallows air 2) min a timber lining, closely spaced, as in a mineshaft or raise • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cribbing — F/A/V Short pieces of lumber which are used for various grip purposes. (Grip/Lighting) PP Short pieces of lumber used for various grip purposes …   Audio and video glossary

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