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jibe1

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Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪb
 
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verb& noun

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Variant of gybe.
Example sentences
  • A sail blows off the foredeck and a spinnaker drum jams so they can't jibe on the downwind leg.
  • Many an hour was spent tacking, jibing and splicing the main brace with the occasional capsize as well.
  • Charmed Life is equipped with a refrigerator, a freezer, and a microwave, so the women can zap their meals between jibing, tacking, and swabbing decks.

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jibe2

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Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪb
 
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verb

[no object] North American informal
Be in accord; agree: the verdict does not jibe with the medical evidence
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  • You don't agree with them, you offer opinions that don't jibe with theirs and you get a target on your back.
  • He claims to be very liberal, but when he's voting it just doesn't jibe with what he says.
  • But that doesn't jibe with your partisan rantings.

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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jibe3

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Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪb
 
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(also gibe)

noun

An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt: a jibe at his old rivals
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  • The Shakespearian gibes are by far the most creative.
  • Both editors offered high-minded defences for their cheap gibes.
  • Now a gaffe by the Highways Agency and the county council has left Lancastrians open to gibes from their Yorkshire neighbours.
Synonyms
snide remark, cutting remark, taunt, sneer, jeer, insult, barb
informal dig, wisecrack, crack, put-down

verb

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Make insulting or mocking remarks; jeer: some cynics in the media might jibe
More example sentences
  • Zia's enterprise gibed with the blurred mission statement of Pakistan.
  • In one day and night, he gibed, ‘all those who had any power and authority were wiped out… till no chief remained to ask after any followers.’
  • For a man who never quite seemed humble, though he often gibed about humility, it was a moving - and humbling - final effect.
Synonyms
jeer, taunt, mock, scoff, sneer

Origin

mid 16th century (as a verb): perhaps from Old French giber 'handle roughly' (in modern dialect 'kick'); compare with jib2.

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