this maneuver was bound to force her to jibe her mainsail from one side to the other—Jack London
or less commonly gybe
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Jive vs. Jibe
People began confusing jive and jibe almost immediately after jive entered our language in the late 1920s. In particular, jive is often used as a variant for the sense of jibe meaning “agree,” as in “that doesn’t jive with my memory of what happened.” This use of jive, although increasingly common, is widely considered to be an error. Jibe, however, is accepted as a variant spelling of an entirely different word, which is gibe (“to utter taunting words”).
Analysts at Bob Ross Inc. synced up footage from the first episode with the painting in front of them, checking to see if his brushstrokes and knife work on the small screen jibed with the painting in front of them, Kowalski said.—Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 These numbers jibe with a general trend favoring more independent boards, as ISS-Corporate notes.—Bylila MacLellan, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 The strongest looks were a strong black suit or a spliced black shift dress that would jibe perfectly with any gallery opening; other contenders included a white dress worked into a whorl of a blossom on one side, or an abstract print crimped into an asymmetric dress.—Tina Isaac-Goizé, Vogue, 26 Sep. 2023 Useful gifts for moms include anything that jibes with their personality and interests.—Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 The company’s messaging doesn’t jibe with the day-to-day reality of most people who make audio-only podcasts, as well as the numerous hosting, distribution, and monetization services that form the traditional podcast ecosystem in place for decades.—Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 20 Oct. 2023 Not so designers’ interest in antiquity, which jibes with a feeling of restraint that is in sync with world events.—Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 12 July 2023 Similarly, there are some elements of the RPG experience that don’t jibe so well with exercise.—Antonio G. Di Benedetto, The Verge, 10 July 2023 She is said to have jibed them about Camilla’s great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, being the longtime mistress of King Edward VII.—Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2023 See More
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