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  1. jib
    IPA[jib]
  2. verb

    • 1. (of an animal, especially a horse) stop and refuse to go on:

      he jibbed at the final fence
      Synonym : stop at, stop short at, balk at, shy at, retreat from, refuse
    • 2. (of a person) be unwilling to do or accept something:

      he jibs at paying large bills
      Synonym : balk at, fight shy of, shy away from, recoil from, shrink from, draw back from, stop short of, be unwilling to, be reluctant to, demur at, be loath to, not want to, boggle at
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: jib, 3rd person present: jibs, gerund or present participle: jibbing, past tense: jibbed, past participle: jibbed

    • noun

      a triangular staysail set forward of the forwardmost mast.

      the projecting arm of a crane.

    • noun

      a triangular staysail set forward of the mast.

      the projecting arm of a crane.

    • verb

      (of an animal, especially a horse) stop and refuse to go on:

      (of a person) be unwilling to do or accept something:

    • noun

      a small heavy jib for use in a high wind.
    • noun

      a rope by which a jib is trimmed.
    • noun

      a spar run out forward as an extension of the bowsprit.
    • noun

      a small heavy jib for use in a high wind.
    • noun

      a spar run out forward as an extension of the bowsprit.
    • noun

      a rope by which a jib is trimmed.
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