Meaning of RIB in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪb ]

( ribs, ribbing, ribbed)


Your ribs are the 12 pairs of curved bones that surround your chest.

Her heart was thumping against her ribs...



A rib of meat such as beef or pork is a piece that has been cut to include one of the animal’s ribs.

...a rib of beef.

N-COUNT : usu N of n , n N


If you rib someone about something, you tease them about it in a friendly way. ( INFORMAL )

The guys in my local pub used to rib me about drinking ‘girly’ drinks.

= tease

VERB : V n


see also ribbed , ribbing

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