Squib



noun
1.
a short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
2.
Journalism. 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 usually by a slight explosion.
4.
a firecracker broken in the middle so that it burns with a hissing noise but does not explode.
5.
Australian. a coward.
6.
an electric, pyrotechnic device for firing the igniter of a rocket engine, especially a solid-propellant engine.
7.
Obsolete. a mean or paltry fellow.
verb (used without object), squibbed, squibbing.
8.
to write squibs.
9.
to shoot a squib.
10.
to explode with a small, sharp sound.
11.
to move swiftly and irregularly.
12.
Australian.

to be afraid.
to flee; escape.

verb (used with object), squibbed, squibbing.
13.
to assail in squibs or lampoons.
14.
to toss, shoot, or utilize as a squib.
noun
1.
a firework, usually having a tube filled with gunpowder, that burns with a hissing noise and culminates in a small explosion
2.
a firework that does not explode because of a fault; dud
3.
a short witty attack; lampoon
4.
an electric device for firing a rocket engine
5.
(obsolete) an insignificant person
6.
(Austral & NZ, slang) a coward
7.
damp squib, something intended but failing to impress
verb squibs, squibbing, squibbed
8.
(intransitive) to sound, move, or explode like a squib
9.
(intransitive) to let off or shoot a squib
10.
to write a squib against (someone)
11.
(intransitive) to move in a quick irregular fashion
12.
(intransitive) (Austral, slang) to behave in a cowardly fashion
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