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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.
Translations of “jib at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 不願做…, 面對…躊躇不前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 不愿做…, 面对…踌躇不前…
(Definition of jib at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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