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Daemon
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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jibe

(verb) To be in accord; agree.

Synonyms: correspond, match

Usage: I expected to find some discrepancies in the books, but your figures jibe with mine.
Ahmad bin Abdullah
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 4:49:18 AM
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To jibe is to make fun of, to insult, as well as to change sail direction
Alenka
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FUNNY WORDDancing
Juan Ponce
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:28:17 AM

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Daemon wrote:
jibe

(verb) To be in accord; agree.

Synonyms: correspond, match

Usage: I expected to find some discrepancies in the books, but your figures jibe with mine.


How can I use this word in negative form? May I say disjibe me, or must be used an auxiliary? Plese help me. Thanks in advance.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:06:25 AM

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Daemon wrote:
jibe

(verb) To be in accord; agree.

Synonyms: correspond, match

Usage: I expected to find some discrepancies in the books, but your figures jibe with mine.

What? Rubbish! I've never heard 'jibe' used this way, I've only ever heard it used in the third sense:

Quote:
jibe 3 (jb)
v. & n.
Variant of gibe.
Quote:

gibe also jibe (jb)
v. gibed also jibed, gib·ing also jib·ing, gibes also jibes

v.intr.
To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.

v.tr.
To deride with taunting remarks.

n.
A derisive remark.

Non native speakers could get into trouble using 'jibe' to mean agreement. Consider the situation where you're unsure if someone is taking you seriously or not, you ask them: "Do you jibe me?" If they answer "Yes", does that mean they're agreeing with you or that they admit they're mocking you?

Juan Ponce wrote:
How can I use this word in negative form? May I say disjibe me, or must be used an auxiliary? Plese help me. Thanks in advance.


Juan, don't use this word in the negative, & don't use this word in sense shown.
Juan Ponce
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:20:07 AM

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Thank you NeuroticHellFem.
striker
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 4:52:09 PM
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i jibe with my family on bathroom schedule
Gary98
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 5:16:18 PM

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this word doesn't jibe with me.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 6:27:46 PM

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striker wrote:
i jibe with my family on bathroom schedule

Meaning you all agree on a system, or that you taunt each other over the time you each take?

striker wrote:
this word doesn't jibe with me.

ditto!
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:23:31 PM

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To jibe with liberal's is like agreeing with the teachings of Jesus, and that is a very good thing.
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