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



    (also gibe) verb
    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//
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  1. 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. 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. 3(North American English) = gybe
  4. Word Originverb sense 1 mid 16th cent. (as a verb): perhaps from Old French giber ‘handle roughly’ (in modern dialect ‘kick’); compare with the verb jib. verb sense 2 early 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
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