- variant spelling of gibe (noun)
- variant spelling of gibe (verb)
intransitive verb[no object]informal North American
Be in accord; agree.
- ‘the verdict does not jibe with the medical evidence’
- ‘You don't agree with them, you offer opinions that don't jibe with theirs and you get a target on your back.’
- ‘He claims to be very liberal, but when he's voting it just doesn't jibe with what he says.’
- ‘But that doesn't jibe with your partisan rantings.’
- ‘But the only ‘evidence’ for these upcoming disasters is the output of computer models that don't jibe with reality.’
- ‘It's an additional piece of information refuting Atkins-Taubes that happens to jibe with the controlled studies and the government surveys.’
- ‘Similarly, if I'm in public practice, and they do something that doesn't jibe with my policies, I'm going to change my policies.’
- ‘Unknotting privacy dilemmas from first principles can be tricky, or at least lead to results that don't jibe with most people's felt intuitions.’
- ‘The ‘GE to GM’ phrase just doesn't jibe with most people's sense of their options.’
- ‘And the sample menus included in the back of Dr. Atkins's book are of no help because they don't jibe with the instructions in the text.’
- ‘All the pessimism and darkness that come with a far-away war against a hard-to-find enemy just don't jibe with that mojo.’
- ‘If Apple does come out with a response, they have to sink down to Napster's level and it doesn't jibe with their type of advertising at all.’
- ‘It's not like you have to share the office space with someone who's views don't jibe with yours, so what's the point?’
- ‘An afternoon talking to the protesters, however, had filled her head with data that did not jibe with what she had been told.’
- ‘This does not jibe with my experience, nor that of most Americans, at least.’
- ‘My own experiences didn't jibe with anything these family units went through.’
- ‘How does the rise of the big-box-booksellers jibe with the supposed decline in reading?’
- ‘It doesn't jibe with the image that a lot of Americans have about this country.’
- ‘I'd hoped to put the vignette on the web when it was done, but it doesn't jibe at all with AuthorityJack.’
- ‘I think this jibes with Xyu's recent contact with the Transducer which, as far as I can tell, is the most recent contact we have on record.’
- ‘But their working habits didn't jibe: Godrich constantly wanted to press forward, but the Strokes like to labour over every sound.’
Early 19th century of unknown origin.
intransitive verb[no object]Sailing
1Change course by swinging a fore-and-aft sail across a following wind.‘they jibed, and the boat turned over’
- 1.1with object Swing (a sail or boom) across a following wind.
- 1.2(of a sail or boom) swing or be swung across a following wind.as adjective jibing ‘the skipper was hit by a jibing boom’
An act or instance of jibing.
Late 17th century from obsolete Dutch gijben.
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