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rib

Meaning: to tease someone in a friendly way

For example:

  • Robbie's classmates ribbed him after Susie said she didn't want to go out on a date with him.

  • When I showed up at work with my short hairstyle, the guys ribbed me and said I looked like I'd been to jail.

Quick Quiz:

If someone is being ribbed, everyone will be
  1. fighting
  2. laughing
  3. eating

Discuss: rib

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