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Topic: EDUCATION

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: crib 'to steal from a basket' (18-19 centuries), from CRIB1

crib

2 verb
     
crib2 past tense and past participle cribbed, present participle cribbing [intransitive and transitive] especially British English
SE to copy school or college work dishonestly from someone else
crib something off/from somebody
He didn't want anyone to crib the answers from him.
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