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  • verb Present participle of squib.


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  • •Second-guessing: Maybe the thought of squibbing kickoffs to avoid Devin Hester isn't the best idea.

    Super Bowl breakdown 2007

  • Tennessee tried to keep the ball out of Jerome Mathis 'hands by squibbing the kickoff, but Todd Washington pitched it to the rookie returner. - Scores 2005

  • Wouldn't you know it, his stop was the 4th floor as well, so I stood nervously shoved in the front right corner, staring at the control panel with intense interest so he wouldn't get any ideas about moseying over to MY area and squibbing me out AGAIN.

    haloaskew Diary Entry haloaskew 2003

  • Merely to sit as a passive medium between two men who are squibbing philosophical nonsense to one another: no, it was not good enough!

    The Ladybird 2003

  • They could either drill the bullet out, or else keep squibbing the gun with fresh priming till enough of the powder inside the touchhole dried to catch the fire.

    Sharpe's Waterloo Cornwell, Bernard, 1944- 1990

  • What all the late squibbing and fibbing, placarding, and blackguarding, losing and winning, beering and ginning, and every other _et cetera_, has been about!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, July 17, 1841 Various

  • The Germans were particularly restless that night; kept on squibbing away whilst we were digging, and as it was some time before we had the sap deep enough to be able to stand upright without fear of a puncture in some part of our anatomy, it was altogether most unpleasant.

    Bullets & Billets Bruce Bairnsfather

  • "I'm not squibbing; I 'honked' to it from behind some rocks, and then knocked it over with a stone."

    Sara, a Princess Fannie E. Newberry

  • On the first of October all was ready for this audacious squibbing of the hornet's nest, and the fleet of investment (which kept its distance according to the weather and the tides) stood in, not bodily so as to arouse excitement, but a ship at a time sidling in towards the coast, and traversing one another's track, as if they were simply exchanging stations.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War 1862

  • And there is a cabinet minister; well, we know what he is; I have been squibbing him for these two years, and now that I meet him I feel like a snob.

    Endymion Benjamin Disraeli 1842


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