cribler

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From Middle French cribler, from Old French cribler, crieuler, from Late Latin crīblō, crīblāre, a dissimilated form of the Classical Latin crībrō, crībrāre. Synchronically analysable as crible +‎ -er.

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cribler

  1. (transitive) to sift, sieve (filter through a sieve or screen)
  2. (transitive, usually used in the passive) to riddle (cover with holes)
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to riddle, fill, cover (fill or cover with a multitude of)

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