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1A crustacean, found chiefly on seashores, with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers.
  • Many families in the order Decapoda, class Malacostraca
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Without warning the stalks supporting the crab's beady black eyes shoot straight up at me.
  • The torch picked out a tiny red hermit crab as it climbed laboriously across the top of a sponge.
  • Scientists found male fiddler crabs often aid their neighbors when intruders threaten to move in.
1.1 [mass noun] The flesh of a crab as food.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He reported that freshwater crab was a popular food among many tribes of northeastern region.
  • Esther is with Betsy when she gets food poisoning from eating crab.
  • The seasoning was an Old Bay seasoning which, I believe, usually goes with crab and other sea food.
1.2 (the Crab) The zodiacal sign or constellation Cancer.
2 (also crab louse) A louse that infests human body hair, especially in the genital region, causing extreme irritation.
  • Phthirus pubis, family Pediculidae, order Anoplura
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The third species is the pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, commonly known as the crab louse.
  • People can be infested with three types of lice: body lice, head lice and crab or pubic lice.
  • I believe the first use of pubic wigs was in ancient Egypt as the only cure that they had at the time for crabs.
2.1 (crabs) informal An infestation of crab lice: the time his friend had crabs
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  • So I get pregnant and get the crabs to boot.
  • Three weeks later, he had a healthy dose of crabs.
  • I never had one girl come down with an STD, not even crabs.
3A machine with pincer-like arms for lifting heavy weights.

verbo (crabs, crabbing, crabbed)

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1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Move sideways or obliquely: he began crabbing sideways across the roof
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  • I tried to escape, crabbing sideways in an effort to crawl away.
  • Each time the aircraft is forced to crab into the wind the groundspeed is reduced.
  • We set out to stage 6 with a car that was crabbing badly.
1.1 [with object] Steer (an aircraft or ship) slightly sideways to compensate for a crosswind or current: George crabbed the plane into the wind
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  • At low speed, this system will let you crab the boat completely sideways.
  • As opposed to crabbing into the wind on final, use aileron to lean the aircraft into the wind.
  • I had to crab north and east to stay near the north road and to keep from being blown into the desert to the west.
2 [no object] Fish for crabs: watermen were crabbing on the bay
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  • They used to go duck hunting and crabbing and fishing and that's how they survived and raised all the family.
  • We went fishing, crabbing, and looked for the occasional pigeon and bat.
  • We spent many happy days fishing and crabbing there.


catch a crab
Rowing Make a faulty stroke in which the oar is jammed under water or misses the water altogether.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Just strokes before the line, Great Britain's second crew caught a crab which slowed them down to a crawl.
  • With less than 100 metres to go Great Britain had a slight lead in the first of two repechages when bow, Alison Mowbray, caught a crab.
  • In a very unusual display at this level of rowing, Kucharski caught a crab with 200 metres to go pushing them further back.
draw the crabs
Australian military slang Attract enemy fire: a lone tank drew the crabs on them
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  • He reckoned it made him stand out when he got out into the jungle, and 'draw the crabs'.
  • He and his men no longer cared, however, now that Murdoch's struggles could not draw the crabs on them.
  • As you might imagine these draw the “crabs” and the enemy shelled us for a week.
Australian informal2.1 Attract unwanted attention: once a complaint is made it has to be investigated, thereby drawing the crabs
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  • Public killing 'draws the crabs'; kill a few men, and suddenly the constabulary is all over you.
  • Its inherited job is to 'keep the media barons happy with government while drawing the crabs of public opinion away from making the government accountable'.
  • The women are pretty ratty on Daph for drawing the crabs, and so is her boss for that matter.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A crabber from the Isle of Mann has landed a lorry load of live crabs for distribution to the UK.
  • These untended traps and the ‘ghost fishing’ they produce cost commercial crabbers considerable potential income.
  • Even hard-working crabbers lose the devices regularly.
adjetivo& adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Now his frail hand moved across it with crablike speed.
  • For two decades, his career movements were crablike, sidewise.
  • The scorpion is crablike in appearance and has claw-like pinchers.


Old English crabba, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch krabbe, and more distantly to Dutch kreeft and German Krebs; also to crab3.

Palabras que riman con crab

blab, cab, confab, Crabbe, dab, drab, fab, flab, gab, grab, jab, kebab, lab, nab, scab, slab, smash-and-grab, stab, tab
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crab 2 Saltos de línea: crab


Short for crab apple.
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crab 3 Saltos de línea: crab

verbo (crabs, crabbing, crabbed)

1 [no object] Grumble about something petty: on picnics, I would crab about sand in my food
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  • The city is crabbing today about clock management, and there was an onside kick late in the game.
  • I have chattering and squealing, screeching and cooing, crabbing and carping.
  • The President crabbed about the leak in his Monday press conference.
2 [with object] dated Act so as to spoil (something): you’re trying to crab my act


Late 16th century (referring to hawks, meaning 'claw or fight each other'): from Low German krabben; related to crab1.

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