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crab

noun

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an irritable and complaining person
  • you're always such a crab in the morning!

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crab

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of crab (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • their two-year-old whined and crabbed for the whole car trip

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The first known use of crab was before the 12th century

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“Crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crab. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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