jib at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “jib at sth” in the English Dictionary

"jib at sth" in British English

See all translations

jib at sth

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


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


If a ​horsejibs at something, it ​stopssuddenly in ​front of it and ​refuses to ​moveforward.
(Definition of jib at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jib at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 不愿做…, 面对…踌躇不前…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 不願做…, 面對…躊躇不前…
What is the pronunciation of jib at sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“jib at sth” in British English

    Word of the Day

    all or nothing

    relates to doing something either completely or not at all

    Word of the Day

    There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
    There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
    by Kate Woodford,
    November 25, 2015
    In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

    Read More 

    climatarian adjective
    climatarian adjective
    November 23, 2015
    choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

    Read More