Usage note
This word may also be spelled "gibe" in the senses shown in 1) and 3), or "gybe" in the senses shown in 2) and 4).
jibe
noun
1. (insult) 
a. la burla (F) 
Sam didn't let her peers' jibes get to her.Sam no dejó que le molestaran las burlas de sus compañeros.
b. la mofa (F) 
Robin took a jibe at me for the mistake I made in class.Robin me hizo mofa por el error que cometí en clase.
c. la pulla (F) 
Mario's used to the jibes he gets from his coworkers, but he's had enough of them.Mario está acostumbrado a las pullas de sus colegas, pero ya está harto de ellas.
2. (nautical) 
An accidental jibe can be quite dangerous, especially if the wind is strong.Una virada accidental en redondo puede ser muy peligrosa, sobre todo si el viento es fuerte.
intransitive verb
3. (to taunt; used with "at") 
a. burlarse 
Two people in the back were jibing at Gerardo during his speech.Dos personas de atrás se estaban burlando de Gerardo durante su discurso.
b. mofarse 
You should be encouraging each other, not jibing at each other's mistakes.Deberían animarse el uno al otro, no mofarse de sus errores.
4. (nautical) 
Now we're going to jibe and set a new course.Ahora vamos a virar en redondo y fijar un rumbo nuevo.
5. (colloquial) (to agree; often used with "with") (United States) 
a. cuadrar 
It turns out the statements of the two suspects didn't jibe.Resulta que las declaraciones de los dos sospechosos no cuadraban.
jibe
Noun
1. (general) 
a. la burla (F) 
intransitive verb
2. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
to jibe at somebodyhacer burla de alguien
jibe [dʒaɪb]
noun
intransitive verb
Examples
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