jib at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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jib at sth

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

jib at sth (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.

jib at sth (HORSE)

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…
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