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crab

 
Noun crab has 7 senses
  1. crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
    --1 is a kind of
    decapod crustacean, decapod
    --1 is a member of Brachyura, suborder Brachyura
    --1 has particulars:
     stone crab, Menippe mercenaria; hard-shell crab; soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab; Dungeness crab, Cancer magister; rock crab, Cancer irroratus; Jonah crab, Cancer borealis; swimming crab; fiddler crab; pea crab; king crab, Alaska crab, Alaskan king crab, Alaska king crab, Paralithodes camtschatica; spider crab
    Derived form: verb crab3
  2. crab, crabby person - a quarrelsome grouch
    --2 is a kind of grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch
    Derived form: verb crab4
  3. Cancer, Crab - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
    --3 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  4. Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab - the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
    --4 is a kind of sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house
  5. crab, crabmeat - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
    --5 is a kind of shellfish
    --5 is a part of crab cocktail
    --5 has particulars:
     blue crab; crab legs; soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab; Japanese crab; Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, king crab, Alaska crab; Dungeness crab; stone crab
    Derived form: verb crab3
  6. crab louse, pubic louse, crab, Phthirius pubis - infests the pubic region of the human body
    --6 is a kind of louse, sucking louse
    --6 is a member of Phthirius, genus Phthirius, Phthirus, genus Phthirus
  7. crab - a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"
    --7 is a kind of
    rowing, row
Verb crab has 4 senses
  1. crab - direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
    --1 is one way to
    steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. crab - scurry sideways like a crab
    --2 is one way to
    scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. crab - fish for crab
    --3 is one way to
    fish
    Derived forms: noun crab1, noun crab5
    Sample sentence:
    In the summer they like to go out and crab
  4. gripe, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
    --4 is one way to complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
    Derived form: noun crab2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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