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Singular
rib

Plural
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  1. Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum
  2. A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
  3. A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
  4. (nautical) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
  5. Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength
  6. (architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
  7. A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
  8. (botany) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
  9. A teasing joke
  10. (Ireland) (colloquial) A single strand of hair.

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Verb

Infinitive
to rib

Third person singular
ribs

Simple past
ribbed

Past participle
-

Present participle
ribbing

to rib (third-person singular simple present ribs, present participle ribbing, simple past and past participle ribbed)
  1. To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs
  2. To tease or make fun of someone

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