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  • n  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • v  be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • v  laugh at with contempt and derision

  • Uses old gibe about debate answer Sunday to mock former rival whose supporters he is supposed to be courting.
  • Where has the fine art of the insult gone? there was a time in Europe when the cutting gibe was a respected weapon in political discourse.
  • For their part, the McCain camp seems to be enjoying the attention garnered by the gibe, embracing the fact that McCain has set Romney specifically in his sights.

  • Tiger Wood in Dallas Morning News
    I think our personalities are very similar,Woods said. "We both like to gibe at one another. We both have fun, we don't take it personal, and we just have a great time doing it. He's been a great friend to me."

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