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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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crabcrab /kræb/ ●●○ noun  1 crab.jpg [countable]HB a sea animal with a hard shell, five legs on each side, and two large clawscrustacean2 DF[uncountable] the flesh of this animal that you can cook and eat crab meat dressed crab (=prepared for eating)3 crabs4 [singular]ANNOY American English informal someone who becomes annoyed easily about unimportant things
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crabShe's such a crab.Sometimes you can find a Zebra flatworm sharing the snail shell with the hermit crab.Alaskan king crabsForm into 10 large crab cakes.In the confusion, many crabs lose their foothold, tumble into the water and are swept away.It is fair to warn anglers that thousands of crabs soon make short work of rag and lugworm.The other crab, rather than being left homeless and therefore extremely vulnerable to predators, instantly jumped into the broken shell.Not surprisingly, peeler crab is the best hookbait.I'll have the crab cakes please.There was less interest in the crabs and squat lobsters, which I claimed as my niche and shared amicably with others.The fishing was great; you could pick up crabs off the beach.
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