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An example use of crib in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that hospital with a free crib with a …”

meanings of crib


  1. A packed lunch taken to work.
  2. A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.
  3. A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.
  4. A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.
  5. A baby's bed with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.
  6. A job, a position; (British), an appointment.
  7. A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel.
  8. A cheat sheet or past test used by students; crib sheet.
  9. A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.
  10. A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle.
  11. The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.
  12. A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.
  13. A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.
  14. A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.
  15. The stomach.
  16. A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.
  17. A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.
  18. A bed for a child older than a baby.
  19. The card game cribbage.
  20. One's residence, or where one normally hangs out. A house or dwelling place.
  21. A small raft made of timber.
  22. A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.
  23. The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.


  1. To place or confine in a crib.
  2. To install timber supports, as with cribbing.
  3. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind.
  4. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
  5. To crowd together, or to be confined, as if in a crib or in narrow accommodations.
  6. To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.
  7. To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of.
  8. To complain, to grumble.
  9. To plagiarize; to copy; to cheat.

crib frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word crib occurs in english on average 8.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics crib can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that crib can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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