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jib

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water, Construction, Technology
jibjib1 /dʒɪb/ noun [countable]  1 TTWa small sail in front of the large sail on a boatmainsail2 TBCTthe long part of a crane
Examples from the Corpus
jibThere are two wheels of 16-foot diameter, and the 18-foot jib could swing through 180°.But possibly because he had noted how Conner had lost a protest in mirror-image circumstances, he dropped his jib.Tethered by a foot, their sole giraffe manipulates its jib like an Anglepoise, awkwardly precise.Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.The yellow genoa sped up the forestay, Trent switching sheets as the jib came down.
Related topics: Horses
jibjib2 verb (jibbed, jibbing) [intransitive]  DSH especially British English to be unwilling to do or accept somethingjib at He jibbed at the price I asked for.
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Examples from the Corpus
jibIt was the soul she jibbed at.The flask tea alone Leon jibbed at.
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Verb table
jib
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjib
he, she, itjibs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjibbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jibbed
he, she, ithas jibbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jibbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jib
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jibbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jibbing
he, she, itis jibbing
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you, we, theyare jibbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas jibbing
you, we, theywere jibbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jibbing
he, she, ithas been jibbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jibbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jibbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jibbing
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