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English definition of “jib at sth”

jib at sth

(PERSON) old-fashioned phrasal verb with jib     /dʒɪb/ verb (-bb-)
to be unwilling to do or continue with something: [+ -ing verb] Although the tax is unpopular , the government has jibbed at abolish ing it completely .Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of jib at sth (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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