Cribbing

Cribbing
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 (rescue) — In vehicle extrication and urban search and rescue, cribbing is the misc. size wood used to stabilize an object, for example so that trapped victims can be safely removed. It is commonly used to stabilize overturned cars, and debris within… …   Wikipedia

  • Cribbing (horse) — Cribbers may cause serious damage to wooden fences and stalls Cribbing (US) or crib biting (UK) is a compulsive behavior or stereotypy seen in some horses, and considered a stable vice. It involves the horse grabbing a solid object such as the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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