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Synonyms for rib
rɪbrib

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ribnoun

    support resembling the rib of an animal

    Synonyms:
    costa

  2. rib, costanoun

    any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)

    Synonyms:
    costa

  3. ribnoun

    cut of meat including one or more ribs

    Synonyms:
    costa

  4. ribnoun

    a teasing remark

    Synonyms:
    costa

  5. ribnoun

    a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

    Synonyms:
    costa

  6. ribverb

    a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural

    Synonyms:
    costa

  7. ribverb

    form vertical ribs by knitting

    "A ribbed sweater"

    Synonyms:
    blackguard, laugh at, make fun, jest at, guy, ridicule, roast, poke fun

  8. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke funverb

    subject to laughter or ridicule

    "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

    Synonyms:
    clapperclaw, blackguard, laugh at, make fun, guy, ridicule, roast, jest at, shout, poke fun, abuse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ribnoun

    Synonyms:
    costa

    Associated words:
    costal, intercostal, sternal, asternal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rib":

    ribs, côte, coasts, coast, thoracic, côtes, coastline, fish, shore, chest, ibr

How to pronounce rib?

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How to use rib in a sentence?

  1. Paul Mangiamele:

    We’ll have a prime rib carving station and these big cast-iron doors where the prime rolls out, the optics will be impressive. It will smell great, look great, sound great.

  2. John Bolte:

    But [for] someone that’s older, a couple of rib fractures, flail chest, problems breathing, pneumonia— it can really build up and cause a lot more issues.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    Docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.

  4. Adam Shiroff:

    That's about right, there's an old saying : Once you get over a couple of rib fractures, it's about a 10 % risk of dying per rib.

  5. Lindsey Vonn:

    World Cup was OK. I was definitely really stiff out of the start, i've been having some rib problems, my rib's out.

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