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fib

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfibfib1 /fΙͺb/ noun [countable] spoken πŸ”Š πŸ”Š LIE/TELL A LIEa small unimportant lie β†’ white lie πŸ”Š He’s been known to tell fibs.
Examples from the Corpus
fibβ€’ You're not telling me a fib, are you?β€’ These numbers may be a bit of a fib.β€’ The Gypsy expressed shock that I could tell such a fib, especially in this sacred place.β€’ He had tackled the twin problems of the Ecclestone fib and the petrol crisis head on-by ignoring them.β€’ So it's very likely she told you a few fibs.β€’ They said they did it, but that was just a little fib.β€’ It was another one of those little fibs, of course, but no matter.β€’ I had to make up some fib about why I was late.β€’ If you're telling fibs, keep them simple, that's the rule, isn't it?β€’ The fibs are of two kinds.tell fibsβ€’ If you're telling fibs, keep them simple, that's the rule, isn't it?β€’ His mother says that he sometimes tells fibs.β€’ Now, Martin, you mustn't tell fibs.β€’ I don't know why you tell fibs all the time.
fibfib2 verb (fibbed, fibbing) [intransitive] spoken πŸ”Š πŸ”Š LIE/TELL A LIEto tell a small unimportant lie πŸ”Š I think you’re fibbing. β€”fibber noun [countable]β†’ See Verb table
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fibβ€’ Puss had decided to fib a little and claim that his master was called the Marquis of Carabas.β€’ Bernie, I fibbed a little, okay?β€’ He fibbed about his age.β€’ When she asked if they wanted to stay for tea, Larry fibbed and said they had a few errands to run.β€’ Not much help to you, I know, but why should I fib and say I walked in?
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Verb table
fib
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfib
he, she, itfibs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfibbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fibbed
he, she, ithas fibbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fibbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fib
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fibbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fibbing
he, she, itis fibbing
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you, we, theyare fibbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas fibbing
you, we, theywere fibbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fibbing
he, she, ithas been fibbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fibbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fibbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fibbing
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