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jive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance
jivejive1 /dʒaɪv/ noun  1 APD[countable, uncountable] a very fast dance, popular especially in the 1930s and 1940s, performed to fast jazz music2 [uncountable] American English informalUNTRUE statements that you do not believe are true Don’t give me any of that jive!
Examples from the Corpus
jiveDefinitely more of a passacaglia than a jive.He even has a hand jive in there too.He says a lot of corny retro jive that used to go over big in the 1970s.These people, some people you see, talk jive into good jobs.
Related topics: Dance
jivejive2 verb  1 [intransitive]APD to dance a jive2 [transitive] American English informalJOKING/NOT SERIOUS to try to make someone believe something that is not true
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Examples from the Corpus
jiveIn the space Mr Berkley vacated, another couple started to jive.Come on, Laura, don't jive me.Here Rodrigo and Elinor Moynihan would jive until the sweat poured down their faces.
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Verb table
jive
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjive
he, she, itjives
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjived
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jived
he, she, ithas jived
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jived
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jive
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jived
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jiving
he, she, itis jiving
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you, we, theyare jiving
Past
I, he, she, itwas jiving
you, we, theywere jiving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jiving
he, she, ithas been jiving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jiving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jiving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jiving
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