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Pronunciation: /krɪb/

Translation of crib in Spanish:


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (child's bed) cuna (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Normally, the hospital beds for infants are big cribs, but the sides come down so you can examine the baby and take care of them.
    • Hand-me-downs such as cribs, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, and clothes can help save time and money.
    • Shane lay on her sister's couch reading a parenting magazine while Lorna slept in her crib on the other side of the room.
    1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (Nativity scene) nacimiento (masculine), pesebre (masculine), belén (masculine) (Spain/España)
    Example sentences
    • Clay modeller Joe Camilleri is well known for his nativity representations, cribs and bas-reliefs in which he takes great care with details and style, especially in his figurines.
    • Pupils have brought some traditional festive cheer to a small rural village, by repairing nativity figures and a crib.
    • There are 142 stalls with gift items, children's toys, figures for nativity cribs, Christmas decorations, mulled wine, grilled sausages, and gingerbread.
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (home) casa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Mary lives wiv him in a council crib.
    • So what I meant was you should come over to ma crib so we can have us a party dis Friday.
    • If you do decide to travel to Châteauneuf to take in the warm sun and charming wines, don't expect a guided tour of the pope's old crib.
    1.4 (New Zealand/Nueva Zelanda) (holiday house) casita (feminine) de veraneo
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 [Agric] (manger) pesebre (masculine) 2.2 (for storing grain) (American English/inglés norteamericano) granero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • However, with cold weather and narrow, well-ventilated cribs, corn may be stored when grain moisture is several percentage points higher.
    • One summer, about 1952, a local ranch hand and I built a hay crib at the edge of the meadow north of the Keyes house.
    • She shooed away a hen that had wandered too close to the crib.
  • 4 countable/numerable (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] [Games/Juegos] (cribbage) cribbage
    Example sentences
    • Send me your cribs and I will be eternally grateful.
    • The final English texts are being rendered by 13 Cork-born poets, almost all of them working from cribs, glosses produced by an intermediate translator.
    • Writing about cribs sold to explain the HSC English texts that teachers apparently aren't teaching, Michaels has this to say.
    Example sentences
    • Richard Strauss and Mahler largely get dumped, at least as far as musical cribs go, and Bloch gets to fight it out with Debussy alone.
    • In a better movie, such cribs might be considered homages; here, they sully the source.
    • One image is a direct crib from Millais's The rescue and so the slide set must date from after 1855.
    Example sentences
    • I remember having my ear glued to it as my brothers and sisters played cards - most often euchre and crib.
    • As in regular crib, there is luck in the run of the cards.
    • As we grew older we played cards - five hundred, patience and crib.
    Example sentences
    • Now each player must discard two into the dealer's cribs.
    • Any card combinations in the crib will count for the dealer, so non-dealer will try to throw cards that are unlikely to make valuable combinations.
    • Each player must put exactly two cards into the crib, which will be scored for the dealer.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)

  • [colloquial/familiar] [answer] copiarto crib sth from o [slang/argot]off sth/sb he cribbed whole paragraphs from the encyclop(a)edia copió párrafos enteros de la enciclopedia she cribbed the answer from her classmate le copió la respuesta a su compañera

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-bb-)

  • copiar she was caught cribbing from the book/her classmate la pillaron copiando del libro/copiándole a su compañera

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