crib /ˈkrɪb/ 名詞
Crib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cribbed p. pr. & vb. n. Cribbing.]
1. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped. --I. Taylor.
Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined. --Shak.
2. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton. [Colloq.]
Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace. --Dickens.
1. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.
The steer lion at one crib shall meet. --Pope.
2. A stall for oxen or other cattle.
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean. --Prov. xiv. 4.
3. A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
4. A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
5. A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . .
Than in the perfumed chambers of the great? --Shak.
6. Mining A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
7. A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc.
8. A small raft of timber. [Canada]
9. A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons. [Colloq.]
The Latin version technically called a crib. --Ld. Lytton.
Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by a crib. --Wilkie Collins.
10. A miner's luncheon. [Cant]
11. Card Playing The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.
Crib, v. i.
1. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations. [R.]
Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed. --Gauden.
2. To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination. [College Cant]
3. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.
n 1: baby bed with high sides [syn: cot]
2: a literal translation used in studying a foreign language
(often used illicitly) [syn: pony, trot]
3: a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and
discards one or two to make up the crib [syn: cribbage]
v 1: use a crib, as in an exam
2: take unauthorized (intellectual material)
3: line with beams or planks; "crib a construction hole"
[also: cribbing, cribbed]