- 1[intransitive, transitive] jibe (at something) | jibe that… | + speech to say something that is intended to embarrass somebody or make them look silly He jibed repeatedly at the errors they had made.
- 2[intransitive] jibe (with something) (North American English, informal) to be the same as something or to match it Your statement doesn't jibe with the facts.
- 3(North American English) = gybe Word Originverb sense 1 mid 16th cent. (as a verb): perhaps from Old French giber
BrE BrE//dʒaɪb//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jibe
BrE BrE//dʒaɪb//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪb//he / she / it jibes
BrE BrE//dʒaɪbz//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪbz//past simple jibed
BrE BrE//dʒaɪbd//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪbd//past participle jibed
BrE BrE//dʒaɪbd//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪbd//-ing form jibing
BrE BrE//ˈdʒaɪbɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪbɪŋ//