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English noun: gibe

1. gibe (communication) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect


SamplesHis parting shot was `drop dead'.
She threw shafts of sarcasm.
She takes a dig at me every chance she gets.


Synonymsbarb, dig, jibe, shaft, shot, slam


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark


Narrower (hyponym)cheap shot


English verb: gibe

1. gibe (stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsagree, check, correspond, fit, jibe, match, tally


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal


Narrower (hyponym)accord, adhere, agree, align, answer, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, concord, conform to, consist, consort, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, fit, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homologize, look, meet, parallel, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin


Verb groupaccord, agree, check, check out, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize


Antonymsdisaccord, discord, disagree

2. gibe (communication) laugh at with contempt and derision


SamplesThe crowd jeered at the speaker.


Synonymsbarrack, flout, jeer, scoff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit









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