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jive

noun uk   us   /dʒaɪv/

jive noun (DANCE)

[S or U] a fast dance that was very popular with young people in the 1940s and 1950s: My father taught me how to do the jive.

jive noun (TALK)

[U] US slang talk that has no meaning or is dishonest: Don't believe a word he says, it's just a bunch of (= a lot of) jive!

jive

verb uk   us   /dʒaɪv/

jive verb (DANCE)

[I] to dance a jive

jive verb (TALK)

[T] US slang to try to make someone believe something that is untrue: Quit jiving me and just tell me where you were!
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