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1. crab

noun. ['ˈkræb'] decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers.

Synonyms

  • rock crab
  • hard-shell crab
  • Cancer borealis
  • swimming crab
  • Alaskan king crab
  • spider crab
  • Alaska king crab
  • Alaska crab
  • fiddler crab
  • stone crab
  • pea crab
  • soft-shelled crab
  • Menippe mercenaria
  • decapod crustacean
  • Paralithodes camtschatica
  • decapod
  • Dungeness crab
  • soft-shell crab
  • suborder Brachyura
  • Cancer magister
  • Brachyura
  • king crab
  • Cancer irroratus

Antonyms

  • complex
  • rhetorical
  • unobvious
  • impure

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Crab

  • prefab
  • mcnabb
  • mcnab
  • macnab
  • colab
  • stab
  • slab
  • scab
  • prab
  • krabbe
  • grabbe
  • grab
  • glab
  • flab
  • drab
  • tabb
  • tab
  • schab
  • sabb
  • rabb
  • nabb
  • nab
  • mab
  • labbe
  • lab
  • knabb
  • knab
  • jab
  • gab
  • fab

How do you pronounce crab?

Pronounce crab as kræb.

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Sentences with crab


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dump the water and your frog or crab into a large, clean and unsoaped container.

2. Adjective
The most popular menu offerings include crab cakes, baked brie in pastry, lobster chimichangas and country-fried steak.

3. Verb, base form
If you're not into surfing, you can crab, fish and hunt for seashells.

Quotes about crab


1. Hermit Crab Should a hermit crab be required to have a real estate license?
- Beryl Dov

2. crab

noun. ['ˈkræb'] a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply.

Synonyms

  • row

Antonyms

  • adorned
  • fancy

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. crab

verb. ['ˈkræb'] complain.

Synonyms

  • sound off
  • complain
  • kvetch
  • kick
  • quetch
  • grouse
  • bitch
  • holler
  • plain
  • bellyache
  • gripe
  • beef

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear
  • reverse

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. crab

verb. ['ˈkræb'] direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind.

Synonyms

  • point
  • channelise
  • head
  • steer
  • maneuver
  • manoeuver
  • direct
  • channelize
  • guide

Antonyms

  • collateral
  • mediate
  • inexact
  • relative

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. crab

noun. ['ˈkræb'] a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body.

Synonyms

  • Phthirius pubis
  • Phthirius
  • sucking louse
  • genus Phthirius
  • crab louse
  • louse
  • Phthirus
  • pubic louse

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • attractive
  • undock
  • refrain

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. Crab

noun. the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.

Synonyms

  • Cancer the Crab

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder

7. crab

noun. ['ˈkræb'] the edible flesh of any of various crabs.

Synonyms

  • soft-shelled crab
  • crabmeat
  • Japanese crab
  • Alaskan king crab
  • shellfish
  • stone crab
  • crab cocktail
  • Alaska crab
  • crab legs
  • king crab
  • Alaska king crab
  • blue crab
  • Dungeness crab

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. crab

noun. ['ˈkræb'] a quarrelsome grouch.

Synonyms

  • grump
  • grouch
  • churl
  • crosspatch
  • crank

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • take away
  • follower

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. Crab

noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • Cancer
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • adult
  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker

10. crab

verb. ['ˈkræb'] fish for crab.

Antonyms

  • foot

Etymology

  • crabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crabba (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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