Gibe: To laugh at, tease, or to mock.

Jive: Foolish talk.

Jibe: To change course on a sailboat by shifting the sail abruptly and powerfully from one side to the other.

Example Sentences: The other girls were trying to gibe the new girl all day. She heard a lot of jive on the street. If we jibe the sail, we can go back home.

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