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cob·web  audio  (kbwb) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. The web spun by a spider to catch its prey.
    2. A single thread spun by a spider.
  1. Something resembling the web of a spider in gauziness or flimsiness.
  2. An intricate plot; a snare: caught in a cobweb of espionage and intrigue.
  3. cobwebs Confusion; disorder: cobwebs on the brain.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
cob·webbed, cob·web·bing, cob·webs
To cover with or as if with cobwebs.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English coppeweb : coppe, spider (short for attercoppe, from Old English ttercoppe : tor, poison + copp, head) + web, web ; see web

OTHER FORMS:
cobwebby(Adjective)


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