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Meaning & Definition of Jibe in English

English

Jibe

/ʤaɪb/

noun

1. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

  • "His parting shot was `drop dead'"
  • "She threw shafts of sarcasm"
  • "She takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • shaft
  • ,
  • slam
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • barb
  • ,
  • jibe
  • ,
  • gibe

verb

1. Be compatible, similar or consistent

  • Coincide in their characteristics
  • "The two stories don't agree in many details"
  • "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"
  • "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • fit
  • ,
  • correspond
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • jibe
  • ,
  • gibe
  • ,
  • tally
  • ,
  • agree

2. Shift from one side of the ship to the other

  • "The sail jibbed wildly"
    synonym:
  • jibe
  • ,
  • gybe
  • ,
  • jib
  • ,
  • change course