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gybe

 (jīb)
v. & n.
Variant of jibe1.

gybe

(dʒaɪb) nautical or

jibe

vb
1. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shift suddenly from one side of the vessel to the other when running before the wind, as the result of allowing the wind to catch the leech
2. (Nautical Terms) to cause (a sailing vessel) to gybe or (of a sailing vessel) to undergo gybing
n
(Nautical Terms) an instance of gybing
[C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin]

jibe1

(dʒaɪb)

also jib



v. jibed, jib•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
2. to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
v.t.
3. to cause to jibe.
n.
4. the act of jibing.
[1685–95; variant of gybe, appar. alter. of < Dutch gijben, (now more commonly gijpen)]

jibe2

(dʒaɪb)

v.i., v.t. jibed, jib•ing,
n.

jibe3

(dʒaɪb)

v.i. jibed, jib•ing.
to be in harmony or accord; agree; correspond.
[1805–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

gybe


Past participle: gybed
Gerund: gybing

Imperative
gybe
gybe
Present
I gybe
you gybe
he/she/it gybes
we gybe
you gybe
they gybe
Preterite
I gybed
you gybed
he/she/it gybed
we gybed
you gybed
they gybed
Present Continuous
I am gybing
you are gybing
he/she/it is gybing
we are gybing
you are gybing
they are gybing
Present Perfect
I have gybed
you have gybed
he/she/it has gybed
we have gybed
you have gybed
they have gybed
Past Continuous
I was gybing
you were gybing
he/she/it was gybing
we were gybing
you were gybing
they were gybing
Past Perfect
I had gybed
you had gybed
he/she/it had gybed
we had gybed
you had gybed
they had gybed
Future
I will gybe
you will gybe
he/she/it will gybe
we will gybe
you will gybe
they will gybe
Future Perfect
I will have gybed
you will have gybed
he/she/it will have gybed
we will have gybed
you will have gybed
they will have gybed
Future Continuous
I will be gybing
you will be gybing
he/she/it will be gybing
we will be gybing
you will be gybing
they will be gybing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gybing
you have been gybing
he/she/it has been gybing
we have been gybing
you have been gybing
they have been gybing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gybing
you will have been gybing
he/she/it will have been gybing
we will have been gybing
you will have been gybing
they will have been gybing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gybing
you had been gybing
he/she/it had been gybing
we had been gybing
you had been gybing
they had been gybing
Conditional
I would gybe
you would gybe
he/she/it would gybe
we would gybe
you would gybe
they would gybe
Past Conditional
I would have gybed
you would have gybed
he/she/it would have gybed
we would have gybed
you would have gybed
they would have gybed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gybe - shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
Translations

gybe

jibe [dʒaɪb] vi (Naut) → strambare
References in classic literature ?
I jibed over and went back across the very spot," he concluded.
The old man's been reading some of them magazine articles about men who succeeded after forty," Annie jibed.
She sailed with what we call a shoulder-of-mutton sail; and the boom jibed over the top of the cabin, which lay very snug and low, and had in it room for him to lie, with a slave or two, and a table to eat on, with some small lockers to put in some bottles of such liquor as he thought fit to drink; and his bread, rice, and coffee.