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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of kibitz.


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  • He "kibitzed" with customers during business hours, Stuart recalled, and at night kept the café open for Financial District buildings 'janitorial staff.

    J. Weekly

  • As the grownups gave their speeches, the bushy-haired and Gumby-limbed Hamish Linklater—of last summer's "Winter's Tale" and "The Merchant of Venice"—kibitzed with Lauren Ambrose, who starred in "Romeo & Juliet" in 2007.

    All's Well at Theater Gala

  • Aware that these were hardly the typical purchases of a heavily bearded, dark-haired young man, Zazi—who had lived in the States since the age of fourteen—kibitzed easily with the counter staff, joking that he had to buy such large quantities of hair products because he “had a lot of girl friends.”

    The Longest War

  • President Obama politely, but insistently, kibitzed.

    Dr. Philip Neches: Greece: How Bad Could it Get?

  • The two kibitzed until it was time to return, sadly, to work.

    Gifts for Those With It All

  • As he kibitzed with my fellow Food staffers Joe Yonan and Jane Black, he assessed all the edibles – mostly by nose.

    Chef Keller, in the house

  • We have kibitzed enough dances to think Cubans are the best dancers.

    Wow, What A Dance That Was! Or Que Bailazo!

  • As the line grew longer, eager attendees kibitzed and prepared for the big event.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • He took the time to read my scripts and gave me brilliant notes; he kibitzed about the indignities visited upon all writers as if we were equals; he even threw some work my way on occasion.

    Jonathan Tolins: Exit Laughing

  • We kibitzed with the waitress, who not only took us in stride because, well, she's forced to endure even louts with a smile, but as we were pleased to see by our bill below, which contained a vampire smiley face in addition to the standard one beloved by waitresses everywhere, Kara seemed to get us.

    Stoker Awards Weekend: Hitting the Road for Fried Day Dinner


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