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Adjective: crabbed  kra-bid
  1. Annoyed and irritable
    - crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy [informal], grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, arsey [Brit, informal]
Verb: crab (crabbed,crabbing)  krab
  1. Scurry sideways like a crab
  2. Fish for crab
  3. [informal] Complain
    "What was he crabbing about?";
    - gripe, bitch [informal], grouse, beef [informal], squawk, bellyache [informal], holler [informal]
  4. (air travel) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

See also: ill-natured

Type of: channelise [Brit], channelize, complain, direct, fish, guide, head, kick [informal], kvetch [N. Amer, informal], maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], moan, plain [archaic], point, scamper, scurry, scutter [Brit], scuttle, skitter, sound off, steer

Encyclopedia: Crab, Virginia