Synonyms for crab


1. crab, decapod crustacean, decapod
usage: decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
2. crab, crabby person, grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch
usage: a quarrelsome grouch
3. Cancer, Crab, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
usage: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
4. Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab
usage: the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
5. crab, crabmeat, shellfish
usage: the edible flesh of any of various crabs
6. crab louse, pubic louse, crab, Phthirius pubis, louse, sucking louse
usage: a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
7. crab, rowing, row
usage: a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"


1. crab, scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle
usage: scurry sideways like a crab
2. crab, fish
usage: fish for crab
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