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Definition 1: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where gibe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his parting shot was `drop dead'
  • she threw shafts of sarcasm
  • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Synonyms for gibe in the sense of this definition

(gibe is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

(... is a kind of gibe ) an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

Definition 2: laugh at with contempt and derision - [verb of communication]

Samples where gibe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd jeered at the speaker

Synonyms for gibe in the sense of this definition

(gibe is a kind of ...) harass with persistent criticism or carping

"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Definition 3: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics - [verb of stative]

Samples where gibe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two stories don't agree in many details
  • The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
  • The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Synonyms for gibe in the sense of this definition

(gibe is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous

"Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be compatible or in accordance with

"You must adhere to the rules"

(... is a kind of gibe ) form a pattern

"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"

(gibe has a similar meaning as ...) go together

"The colors don't harmonize" "Their ideas concorded"

(... is a kind of gibe ) accord or comport with

"This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be homologous

"A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"

(... is a kind of gibe ) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

"She resembles her mother very much" "This paper resembles my own work"

(... is a kind of gibe ) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

"The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be compatible with

"one idea squares with another"

(... is a kind of gibe ) duplicate or match

"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

(... is a kind of gibe ) accord in appearance with

"You don't look your age!"

(... is a kind of gibe ) match or correspond

"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be the same

"our views on this matter coincided"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be or come into adjustment with

(... is a kind of gibe ) to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation

"Do these facts correlate?"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be parallel to

"Their roles are paralleled by ours"

(... is a kind of gibe ) be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

"hat and cat rhyme"

(gibe has a similar meaning as ...) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

"These stories don't check!"

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