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cribbing

verb
present participle of crib

Synonyms of cribbing

to copy an idea, a piece of writing, etc., from someone else
  • She cribbed a line or two from her favorite poet.

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The first known use of cribbing was in 1841

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“Cribbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cribbing. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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