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English definition of “jib at sth”

jib at sth

old-fashioned
verb uk phrasal verb with jib   /dʒɪb/ (-bb-) us  

(PERSON)

to be unwilling to do or continue with something: [+ -ing verb] Although the tax is unpopular, the government has jibbed at abolishing it completely.

(HORSE)

If a horse jibs at something, it stops suddenly in front of it and refuses to move forward.
(Definition of jib at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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