rib

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
rib

Plural
ribs

The human rib cage
  1. The ribs are a number of bones just below the shoulder that wrap around the top of the torso that protect the lungs and heart.
    A broken rib is generally treated by putting a bandage several times around the chest and the back.

Verb[change]

Plain form
rib

Third-person singular
ribs

Past tense
ribbed

Past participle
ribbed

Present participle
ribbing

  1. (transitive) When you rib someone, you gently make fun of them.


Parts of the body (edit)
head ears - eyes - eyebrow - nose - mouth - lips - tongue - tooth (pl. teeth) - cheeks - chin
torso neck - throat - shoulders - chest - ribs - abdomen - pelvis - back
internal organs heart - lungs - liver - stomach - kidneys - intestines - bladder - ovaries - uterus
extremities arms - hands - fingers - legs - feet - toes
sex organs penis - vagina - testicle - ovary - vulva