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Below you will find the definition of jibe, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - shift from one side of the ship to the other
EXAMPLES - Jibe in a Sentence
- "jibe," there would be no knowing what would happen. (source)
- By sneer and jibe he hoped to make a farce of the transaction. (source)
- It didn't jibe with the jingoistic image that had been promoted abroad. (source)
- These terms jibe nicely with Mr. Putin's own rhetoric of threats and fear. (source)
- Again those making the "jibe" are themselves then living in the same fantasy they claim NG to be. (source)
- "Ought to be something that would kind of jibe with her complexion and the color of her hair, hadn't it?" (source)
- But I can never resist a jibe and a gloat when the enemy's hands are tied, as Thomas Hughes would tell you. (source)
- Not only do I think this specimen will "jibe" wonderfully with your project but it gave me some much-needed laughter. (source)
- Cameron's office defended the prime minister, saying the jibe was a humorous remark referencing an insurance advertisement. (source)
- I do not believe in unilateral disarmament, but I do believe the truth-telling jibe is always mightier than the partisan grunt. (source)
- He is good with a political attack or jibe, which is appealing to voters trying to find the magic trick to beating an incumbent. (source)
- He finds breweries that jibe with his thinking, rents out their excess capacity, and uses his own recipes to create limited edition batches. (source)
- Warm and fuzzy doesn't always jibe with the public Mr. Coughlin, and yet the Giants complex is littered with warm and fuzzy Coughlin stories. (source)
- As it was the Mist was nearly dead before the wind, and this maneuver was bound to force her to jibe her main-sail from one side to the other. (source)
- Does that jibe with your view of the kaiju eiga as they arose in the 1950s, or is that simply a function of the characters and their worldview? (source)
- The jibe was the most personal of a number aimed at political opponents in Mrs Harman's address to the Scottish Labour Party conference in Oban. (source)
- Voters actually respond to that kind of jibe, if they think you're fighting the good fight against people who don't have their interests at heart. (source)
- I mean, he's wrong in McCain's eyes for reasons that don't jibe with mine, but still, Tom Friedman's wrongness is something that unites the nation. (source)
- When the final votes have been tallied, we fully expect some media tool to make the glib jibe: "Such is life" and shrug off any "unforeseen" rash of upsets. (source)
- I could make some sort of grotesque jibe about how it's no yolk -- these eggs are all-singing, all-dancing, all-bumen terrorists who can be cracked but never beaten. (source)
- Also make sure their numbers for how much you will be paying jibe with your outstanding balance and the lower interest that is supposedly being applied to your debts. (source)
- The thinking is, said Molly Smith, Arena's artistic director, that each playwright has a specific way of doing things that might or might not jibe with the institution's. (source)
- When a poor devil of a writer records what he has seen, and when what he has seen does not jibe with Mr. Burroughs's mediaeval theory, he calls said writer a nature-faker. (source)
- Of course, as the boatman afterward informed me, this was the most dangerous way I could steer, for if the sail should suddenly "jibe" there would be no knowing what would happen. (source)
- In short, Mr. Burroughs's homocentric theory has been developed out of his homocentric ego, and by the misuse of language he strives to make the facts of life jibe with his theory. (source)
- His results jibe with statements by White House political adviser David Axelrod, who told reporters that the number of Hispanic voters who cast early ballots grew by 13 percent compared to 2006. (source)
- At this point the conversation was interrupted by an order from the skipper to go on deck and "jibe" the smack, an operation which it would be difficult, as well as unprofitable, to explain to landsmen. (source)
- Brown completely ignores one question to deploy the lines he clearly prepared (but couldn't use) for his exchange with Cameron - a convoluted jibe about Tory marriage policy and a reference to today's employment figures. (source)
- And in 1981, Reagan condemned Israel's preventive strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, which doesn't jibe with the RNC's demand to "[support] effective action to eliminate th [e] nuclear weapons threat" in North Korea and Iran. (source)
- But his mighty lordship wasn't having it all his own way, for the Press, who hated him, revived the old jibe about his Cherry-pickers 'tight pants, and Punch dedicated a poem to him called "Oh Pantaloons of Cherry", which sent him wild. (source)
- BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY's "SCOTT PILGRIM" makes its animated debut on Adult Swim a day before the film's opening (as well as the teaser promo; elsewhere, the graphic novel's images had been edited to jibe with the film trailer in this YouTube clip): (source)
- Artistic intent and final products jibe much better at the Mexican Cultural Institute, where the best work in "Rethinking Tradition: Contemporary Design From Mexico" seamlessly engages our mind, our senses and our need for reading lights and pencil holders. (source)
- VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'UK protests over Iran's 'evil' jibe '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' During a sermon in Tehran, Khamenei said Western nations were showing "their enmity against the Islamic Republic system and the most evil of them is the British government". (source)
- Except in a couple of poems obliquely opposed to the Vietnam War, his verse did not take a stand on the divisive issues of the '60s and '70s; and a rather priggish six-line jibe against casual obscenity in speech "To a Comedian" suggests he has been wise not to speak out in this forum. (source)
- So asking people hypothetically what they'd do with their DNA tests may not jibe with what they'd do in reality: early on, plenty of at-risk individuals (those who had a parent with the disease), said they'd be interested in taking a gene test for Huntington's, but researchers say only a minority have followed through. (source)
- At his private, weekly meeting with Lib Dem MPs that night, Mr Clegg included Mr Cameron in a jibe at the Tories about the health reforms when he said: "People get confused when, one day, they hear politicians declare that they love the NHS, and the next they hear people describing themselves as government advisers saying that reform is a huge opportunity for healthcare corporations to make big profits." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "jibe" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 12 synonyms for jibe.
accord, conform, correspond, dovetail, fit, fit in, go, harmonize, match, resemble, square, tally
We have 4 antonyms for jibe.
clash, differ, disagree, fight
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jibe from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a vessel to the other while sailing before the wind so as to sail on the opposite tack.
- (verb-transitive) To cause (a sail) to jibe.
- (noun) The act of jibing.
- (verb-intransitive) Informal To be in accord; agree: Your figures jibe with mine.
- (verb) Variant of gibe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.
- (noun) A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind.
- (noun) sudden sweep of the boom of a sailboat across from one side of the boat to the other.
- (verb) To perform a jibe
- (verb) To agree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See gybe.
- (verb-intransitive) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See jibe, v. t., and gybe.
- (verb-intransitive) To agree; to harmonize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Nautical, to cause (a fore-and-aft sail) to swing over to the other side when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
- (None) Nautical, to change from one tack to the other without going about; shift a fore-and-aft Bail from one side to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
- (None) To agree; be in harmony or accord; work together: as, the two plans did not seem to jibe.
- (None) A less common form of jib.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) shift from one side of the ship to the other
- (noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
- (verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics