When you copy someone's homework, this is an example of a time when you crib.
The bed where you put your baby that has wooden slats on the side is an example of a crib.
When you want people to come back to your house, this is an example of a time when you might invite them back to your crib.
But if I have lost my crib and get nothing in exchange I shall feel what a soft Johnny I have been.
I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.
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Origin of crib
- Middle English manger from Old English cribb
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English crib, cribbe, from Old English crib, cryb, cribb, crybb (“couch, bed; manger, stall”), from Proto-Germanic *kribjǭ (“crib, wickerwork”), from Proto-Indo-European *grebʰ-, *gerbʰ- (“bunch, bundle, tuft, clump”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to turn, twist”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian creb (“crib”), West Frisian krêbe (“crib”), Dutch krib (“crib, manger”), German Krippe (“rack, crib”), Danish krybbe (“crib”), Icelandic krubba (“crib”). The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.