to be in harmony or accord; agree: The report does not quite jibe with the commissioner's observations.
Other definitions for jibe (2 of 3)
Other definitions for jibe (3 of 3)
to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
to cause to jibe.
the act of jibing.
- Sometimes jib, (Older Spelling) jibb [jib] /dʒɪb/ .
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How to use jibe in a sentence
Which jibes with my memory of renting it; it being a movie we had been wanting to see.Speak, Faulty Memory: Why Memoir Writing Is Harder Than You Think | Dave Bry | April 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it was interesting that Mr. Romney generally chose gentler jibes as opposed to a more ferocious assault on Obama.Five Takeaways from Mitt Romney’s Convention Speech | Matt Latimer | August 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now the government has released a new version, hoping that jibes better with the modern era.
This finding jibes with Iowa exit polls, which showed few voters listing campaign ads as a factor influencing their vote.‘Bad Newt’ Is Back at Sunday’s New Hampshire Debate | Kirsten Powers | January 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
That more or less jibes with how folks at the Patriot saw things.
On the whole, Punch jibes impartially and genially at Suffragists and anti-Suffragists alike.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV. | Charles L. Graves
The rough talk of the half-deck and the cutting jibes of his shipmates no longer wounded his sensibilities.The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace
More than one of them had winced under his soft laugh and lightly spoken jibes, which rankled more than a downright injury.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter | Harold Bindloss
"Look at Fatty," "get a truck," and other jibes greet the fat man on every hand.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
I say it spite o' the German King, spite of his mad ministers, spite o' British wrath and scorn and jibes and cruelty.The Little Red Foot | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for jibe (1 of 3)
nautical variants of gybe
British Dictionary definitions for jibe (2 of 3)
a variant spelling of gibe 1
- jiber, noun
- jibingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for jibe (3 of 3)
(intr) informal to agree; accord; harmonize
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