Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crab

4 senses of crab

Sense 1
crab -- (direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind)
       => steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)

Sense 2
crab -- (scurry sideways like a crab)
       => scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle -- (to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground")

Sense 3
crab -- (fish for crab)
       => fish -- (catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends")

Sense 4
gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler -- (complain; "What was he hollering about?")
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

Antonyms of adj crabbed

1 sense of crabbed

Sense 1
crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered -- (annoyed and irritable)

INDIRECT (VIA ill-natured) -> good-natured -- (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play")

Similarity of adj crabbed

1 sense of crabbed

Sense 1
crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered -- (annoyed and irritable)
       => ill-natured (vs. good-natured) -- (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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