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

     

    jive

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dʒaɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jive
    BrE BrE//dʒaɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪv//
     
    he / she / it jives
    BrE BrE//dʒaɪvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪvz//
     
    past simple jived
    BrE BrE//dʒaɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪvd//
     
    past participle jived
    BrE BrE//dʒaɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪvd//
     
    -ing form jiving
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒaɪvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to dance to jazz or rock and roll music
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] jive (somebody) (North American English, old-fashioned, informal) to try to make somebody believe something that is not true synonym kid
  3. Word Origin 1920s (originally US denoting meaningless or misleading speech): of unknown origin; the later musical sense ‘jazz’ gave rise to ‘dance performed to jazz’ (1940s).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jive

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