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Those views, though, do not seem to jibe with the outlook of the more hawkish members of the Trump administration, who have insisted that Afghan and U.S. forces must regain battlefield momentum before any negotiations occur.
The results don’t always jibe with what’s expected of rappers today—from Chicago or elsewhere—and that’s just another part of London’s charm.
The problem was that my workwear didn’t jibe with my commuter vehicle of choice: a secondhand Mongoose bicycle with a faulty drivetrain.
And in the one involving a bakery owner (Becky Ann Baker) and her autistic son (Alex Hurt), traits and actions fail to jibe, especially as those actions take a hard right turn toward another genre entirely.
Pau Gasol is first, proof that defensive efficiency doesn’t always jibe with the eye test.
Last June, all the wind sprints and tacking drills and jibe lessons, all the afternoon training sessions and the weekend regattas finally paid off: Fordham finished seventh at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s national championship.
This did not jibe with new coach Jeremy Pruitt’s vision for the position, and thus the deal fell apart.
The weakest episode of the new season presents flashbacks to Philip’s teenage years and the death of his sister, which humanize him, but don’t quite jibe with the cocky, self-aggrandizing provocateur Smith plays Philip as.
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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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