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crib sheet

1. A piece of paper or other document containing information about or the solutions to questions of a test or exam, which may be used for cheating, studying, or by someone grading said exam. Jim was caught using a crib sheet during his test and failed the course as a result. My friend gave me a great crib sheet to use while studying for my final exam.
2. Any document on which complex or difficult information is summarized so as to allow for easy reference and/or understanding. I made a crib sheet of everyday Japanese phrases so I would know how to say at least a few things while in Tokyo next week!
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crib note

1. Information about or the solutions to questions of a test or exam written on a piece of paper or other document, which may be used for cheating, studying, or by someone grading said exam. Usually pluralized. Jim was caught using crib notes during his test and failed the course as a result. My friend gave me a great set of crib notes to use while studying for my final exam.
2. Complex or difficult information summarized on a document so as to allow for easy reference and/or understanding. Usually pluralized. I made some crib notes of everyday Japanese phrases so I would know how to say at least a few things while in Tokyo next week!
See also: crib, note

crack a crib

obsolete To burglarize, especially a home. Many of the men in this area, though displaying a most convincing friendly attitude to one's face, are all too eager for the chance to crack a crib or two in the dark of the night.
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crib (something) from (someone)

To copy something from someone; to plagiarize. I only got 100 on that test because I cribbed the answers from my neighbor—I hope no one finds out!
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crib something from someone or something

to cheat by copying something from someone or something. It appears that you cribbed this directly from the person sitting next to you.
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crack a crib

break into a house. British informal
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crib

1. n. a location where thieves gather to plot; a dwelling for thieves, prostitutes, etc. (Underworld.) The police busted a crib over on Fourth Street.
2. n. a dwelling; home. My good threads are all back at my crib.
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The cribs are manufactured in Lebanon by a second-generation Armenian artisan, the organic cotton sheets are manufactured in the UK and Portugal, and the coconut-fibre mattresses are manufactured in the UK.
The commission also wants to know the specific characteristics that make a bumper "breathable;" and to what extent, if any, these types of crib bumpers address the risk of suffocation.
Mr Morgan, Lord of Kenfig, said the idea behind the cribs was to bring the nativity story to people who do not normally go to church over Christmas.
"The old crib unfortunately was beyond repair so Clifford and Ken have kindly made us this lovely new one in her memory."
Jose Alukka, Chairman and managing Director of Jose Alukkas Jewellery showroom said: "The whole purpose of the golden crib is to be a part of the ongoing Christmas celebrations and also to wish people a happy and prosperous Christmas ahead.
Noah Thompson was strangled Saturday by a mesh covering that was placed over his portable crib. His parents, Marc Thompson and Lisa Rosen of Harvard, Mass., told Maine State Police that they placed the netting over the crib Friday night when they put the child to sleep to keep the child from climbing out.
The smallest crib on display is just one quarter of an inch high, crafted from metal in the Rome.
SYMBOLS: Maureen Toolan with a crib from Iraq at Christ The King and Our Lady Church's Crib Festival.
The solution was a simple, yet ingenious device using off-the-shelf components to create a "crib" to enable the Abrams or Bradley to be lifted onto a rail car.
The youngster suffered severe head injuries in the fall on Crib y Ddysgl, a narrow ridge not far from the summit of Snowdon, shortly before 1pm.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), AAP, and NICHD responded to these statistics by recommending that all infants younger than 12 months be put to sleep in a crib with no soft bedding on top of or under the baby (CPSC, 1999).
The company determined that the first step in consolidating its interior workflow would be to centralize equipment and tools and build a strategically-located tool crib. This meant constructing a new facility on its manufacturing floor.
New this year in Minnesota is a requirement that day care centers perform safety checks and maintain documentation of the make and model for every crib used by children in their care.
Cribbing is when you're a little kid and you're in your crib and you bite the wood because you're teething.
Organic crib mattresses ($279.99 to $379.99) prevent tender lungs from inhaling plastic and chemical fumes, while wool acts as a natural flame retardant.