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jibe

noun [C] uk (US usually gibe)   /dʒaɪb/ us  
an insulting remark that is intended to make someone look stupid: Unlike many other politicians, he refuses to indulge in cheap jibes at other people's expense.

jibe

verb [I] uk (US usually gibe)   /dʒaɪb/ us  
to make insulting remarks that are intended to make someone look stupid: She jibed constantly at the way he ran his business.
Phrasal verbs
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