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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 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

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!
See also: crib, sheet
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

crack a crib

break into a house. British informal
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Finally, Kakos had to price the products carefully while convincing potential customers to be open to spending a little bit more on a crib. "A crib lasts more than three-and-a-half years and is a modern heirloom with a semiprecious feature, so we priced the product as fairly as possible while offering something safe, beautiful and long-lasting," she said.
CPSC notes that data regarding safety risks and benefits associated with various types of crib bumpers would be particularly helpful at this stage of its review and would also like to review the empirical basis of those data.
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