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Definition of rib verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rib

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪb//
     
    rib somebody (about/over something) (old-fashioned) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rib
     
    he / she / it ribs
     
    past simple ribbed
     
    -ing form ribbing
     
     
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  1. 1to laugh at someone and make jokes about them, but in a friendly way synonym tease
  2. 2 He used to rib her mercilessly about her accent.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rib