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Noun
Any of a series of long curved bones extending from the spine toward the sternum
“He'd had a fever and we thought the infection was in his lungs because he wasn't breathing deeply enough from the pain in his rib.”
Noun
A long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material
“The bottom portion of the blade holder contains a groove into which a protruding rib from the back surface of the blade fits.”
Noun
Something that is amusing or causes laughter
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“Here was someone who could appreciate a differing opinion, even a satirical rib of his own opinion, and not go off like a grenade.”
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A derisive art form that mocks by imitation
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“Out-in-front sketches are a hilarious rib at the air force with Munshin, Manson and Hall in the laugh slots.”
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A practical joke or mischievous trick
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An undertaking that goes against convention or that is somewhat ridiculous
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A structure that complements or supplements something else
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A partner in marriage or a spouse
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A ridge on a textured woven fabric such as corduroy, or the texture itself
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A connecting band or pipe in machinery
Verb
To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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“Emerson would occasionally rib him about his reluctance to admit his feelings, but Thurmond would reply with some smart remark to change the subject so he could avoid talking about it.”
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