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Definition of gybe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gybe

 verb
(especially British English) (usually North American English jibe) verb
BrE BrE//dʒaɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gybe
BrE BrE//dʒaɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪb//
 
he / she / it gybes
BrE BrE//dʒaɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪbz//
 
past simple gybed
BrE BrE//dʒaɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪbd//
 
past participle gybed
BrE BrE//dʒaɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪbd//
 
-ing form gybing
BrE BrE//ˈdʒaɪbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪbɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to change direction when sailing with the wind behind you, by swinging the sail from one side of the boat to the other Word Origin late 17th cent.: from obsolete Dutch gijben.

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