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squib

 (skwĭb)
n.
1.
a. A small firecracker.
b. A broken firecracker that burns but does not explode.
2.
a. A brief satirical or witty writing or speech, such as a lampoon.
b. A short, sometimes humorous piece in a newspaper or magazine, usually used as a filler.
3. Football A squib kick.
v. squibbed, squib·bing, squibs
v.intr.
To write or utter squibs.
v.tr.
1. To write or utter squibs against; lampoon.
2. Football To kick (the ball) low on a kickoff so that it bounces along the ground.

[Probably imitative.]

squib′ber n.

squib

(skwɪb)
n
1. (Chemistry) a firework, usually having a tube filled with gunpowder, that burns with a hissing noise and culminates in a small explosion
2. (Chemistry) a firework that does not explode because of a fault; dud
3. a short witty attack; lampoon
4. (Astronautics) an electric device for firing a rocket engine
5. obsolete an insignificant person
6. slang Austral and NZ a coward
7. damp squib something intended but failing to impress
vb, squibs, squibbing or squibbed
8. (intr) to sound, move, or explode like a squib
9. (intr) to let off or shoot a squib
10. to write a squib against (someone)
11. (intr) to move in a quick irregular fashion
12. (intr) slang Austral to behave in a cowardly fashion
[C16: probably imitative of a quick light explosion]

squib

(skwɪb)

n., v. squibbed, squib•bing. n.
1. a short, witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
2. a short news story, often used as a filler.
3. a small firework, consisting of a tube or ball filled with powder, that burns with a hissing noise terminated usu. by a slight explosion.
4. a firecracker broken in the middle so that it burns with a hissing noise but does not explode.
v.i.
5. to write squibs.
6. to shoot off or fire a squib.
7. to explode with a small, sharp sound.
8. to move swiftly and irregularly.
v.t.
9. to assail in squibs or lampoons.
10. to toss, shoot, or utilize as a squib.
[1515–25; orig. uncertain]

squib

A small pyrotechnic device that may be used to fire the igniter in a rocket or for some similar purpose. Not to be confused with a detonator that explodes.

Squib

 a small measure of quantity, 1766.
Examples: squib of gin, 1805; of punch, 1766.

squib


Past participle: squibbed
Gerund: squibbing

Imperative
squib
squib
Present
I squib
you squib
he/she/it squibs
we squib
you squib
they squib
Preterite
I squibbed
you squibbed
he/she/it squibbed
we squibbed
you squibbed
they squibbed
Present Continuous
I am squibbing
you are squibbing
he/she/it is squibbing
we are squibbing
you are squibbing
they are squibbing
Present Perfect
I have squibbed
you have squibbed
he/she/it has squibbed
we have squibbed
you have squibbed
they have squibbed
Past Continuous
I was squibbing
you were squibbing
he/she/it was squibbing
we were squibbing
you were squibbing
they were squibbing
Past Perfect
I had squibbed
you had squibbed
he/she/it had squibbed
we had squibbed
you had squibbed
they had squibbed
Future
I will squib
you will squib
he/she/it will squib
we will squib
you will squib
they will squib
Future Perfect
I will have squibbed
you will have squibbed
he/she/it will have squibbed
we will have squibbed
you will have squibbed
they will have squibbed
Future Continuous
I will be squibbing
you will be squibbing
he/she/it will be squibbing
we will be squibbing
you will be squibbing
they will be squibbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squibbing
you have been squibbing
he/she/it has been squibbing
we have been squibbing
you have been squibbing
they have been squibbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squibbing
you will have been squibbing
he/she/it will have been squibbing
we will have been squibbing
you will have been squibbing
they will have been squibbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squibbing
you had been squibbing
he/she/it had been squibbing
we had been squibbing
you had been squibbing
they had been squibbing
Conditional
I would squib
you would squib
he/she/it would squib
we would squib
you would squib
they would squib
Past Conditional
I would have squibbed
you would have squibbed
he/she/it would have squibbed
we would have squibbed
you would have squibbed
they would have squibbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squib - firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noisesquib - firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.

squib

noun
A usually brief detail of news or information:
Translations

squib

[skwɪb] N (= firework) → buscapiés m inv
see also damp

squib

[ˈskwɪb] npétard m
a damp squib (fig)un pétard mouillé

squib

n (= firework)Knallfrosch m ? damp

squib

[skwɪb] npetardo
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