Recent Examples of jibe from the Web
The numbers pretty much jibe with recent statewide polls showing Newsom well ahead and the two Republicans battling for the second spot.
Such a protectionist tool will directly impact enterprises worldwide, including those of the United States, and does not jibe with international rules on resolving trade problems.
Old pagan themes remained, but the pagan names were changed to jibe with the Christian Bible.
Yet the notion that Regan could be the perpetrator did seem to jibe with certain facts.
Executives like the steady—and often higher—stream of fees such accounts generate, and many say they better jibe with a fiduciary model that puts clients’ interests first and minimizes conflicts of interest.
But because any information that goes into a black hole is gone for good, an event horizon doesn’t jibe with quantum mechanics.
Still, the figures seem to jibe with news that the HomePod failed to meet Apple’s expectations.
But that final memory doesn’t jibe with the reality of her disappearance: Joanne DeGuio said her daughter left abruptly one day, not even bothering to take anything with her.
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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”).
Definition of jibe
- was the most amazed when he saw me work the boat to and again in the sea by the rudder, and how the sail jibed, and filled this way or that way as the course we sailed changed
- —Daniel Defoe
- the cutter had lost all four foremost men by the violent jibing of a boom
- —Herman Melville
- this maneuver was bound to force her to jibe her mainsail from one side to the other
- —Jack London
jibeor less commonly gybe noun
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