jibbed jibbed

Definition(s):

  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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

Quotes

  • "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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