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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of jib.


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  • WEP said that we didn't have enough time to climb it because of long queues and it was pricey to go up to the top, which we all felt was kind of jibbed! Recent Updates

  • The main reason the trade unionists failed in the U.K. was probably because their culture, one of an absolute, rationalist belief in egalitarianism, jibbed so badly with British culture it was bound to invoke the greatest antagonisms eventually.

    Matthew Yglesias » EFCA in International Comparison

  • I suppose they called it "shock and awe" because people would have jibbed at "blitzkrieg".

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Whilst I am on, am I right in thinking that we have generally jibbed out of taking on New Labour over the 1.9%?

    Weak Brain, Narrow Mind. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • While she yet stood holding his arm a phaeton sped towards the station-entrance, where, in ascending the slope to the door, the horse suddenly jibbed.

    Two on a Tower

  • I've become less Platonist than I apparently was the last time I read it, because I think I jibbed a little more strongly at Lewis' Platonism this time, but there's no denying that it makes a fascinating supernatural element.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • There really was not room for him in England, and unfortunately for the army, the examiners jibbed at his strictly phonetic spelling.

    Red Pottage

  • We are swallowing monsters that we should have jibbed at if they had been offered us by an imaginative and flamboyant traveller.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • ‘I comed ever so far out of my way,’ said the cabman, ‘to avoid the rumpus with the homnibuses at the hill cause the ladies things is so heavy we’d never got up if the ‘otherwise had once jibbed.’

    He Knew He Was Right

  • They had tried to make him a dignitary, but he had jibbed at the gaiters and hat-ropes.

    Swan Song


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