crib Definition

  • 1a bed with high sides for a baby
  • 2a place where someone lives or stays temporarily
  • 3to cheat by copying someone else's work

Using crib: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "crib" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The baby is sleeping in her crib.

  • Example

    He rented a small crib in the city center.

  • Example

    She was caught cribbing during the exam.

crib Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using crib

  • to be born into a wealthy family and enjoy its privileges


    He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and never had to worry about money.

  • to go to bed or to sleep


    I'm exhausted. I think I'll hit the hay early tonight.

  • to behave in a relaxed and informal way as if one were in one's own home


    Don't be shy. Make yourself at home and help yourself to some snacks.

Phrases with crib

  • a piece of paper containing notes or information used for cheating on a test or exam


    He wrote all the formulas on his crib sheet.

  • the sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant, also known as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)


    The cause of the baby's death was determined to be crib death.

  • a portable and lightweight crib designed for traveling with a baby


    They always bring their travel crib whenever they go on vacation.

Origins of crib

from Old English 'cribb', meaning 'manger, stall'


Summary: crib in Brief

The term 'crib' [krɪb] refers to a bed with high sides for a baby, a temporary living space, or cheating by copying someone else's work. It extends into phrases like 'crib sheet,' and idioms like 'to hit the hay,' denoting going to bed, and 'to make oneself at home,' implying a relaxed atmosphere.

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