jibbed jibbed


  1. (n) any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  2. (v) refuse to comply
  3. (v) shift from one side of the ship to the other



  1. From the start, Britain had jibbed at Mintoff's costly economic conditions for integration.
  2. But the leaders of the 125-lawyer firm jibbed at his demands.
  3. But when Congress jibbed a bit, the President said he could accept a $1.


  • "I would never have written it without her agreement and approval," said Bragg, who has presented ITV's The South Bank Show since 1978. "And yet I have also never jibbed from talking to Marie-Elsa about her mother. In fact she told me that...
    on Mar 29, 2008 By: Melvyn Bragg Source: Times Online

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