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ribbing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sewing & knitting
ribbingrib‧bing /ˈrɪbɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  1 JOKEfriendly jokes and laughter about someone He took a lot of ribbing from other members of the crew.2 DLHraised lines, especially on a piece of woollen clothing
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ribbingAs every after-dinner speaker knows, a toast to the guests requires a gentle ribbing of the guests.What's the matter? Can't you take a little ribbing?It lacks the strong ribbing seen on many brachiopods.

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