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

 

jib

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jib
BrE BrE//dʒɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪb//
 
he / she / it jibs
BrE BrE//dʒɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪbz//
 
past simple jibbed
BrE BrE//dʒɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪbd//
 
past participle jibbed
BrE BrE//dʒɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪbd//
 
-ing form jibbing
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪbɪŋ//
 
 
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(jibbing, jibbed) [intransitive] jib (at something/at doing something) (old-fashioned, informal) to be unwilling to do or accept something She agreed to attend but jibbed at making a speech. Word Originverb early 19th cent.: perhaps related to French regimber (earlier regiber) ‘to buck, rear’; compare with jibe.

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