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verb as in wince


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Even liberals who excoriated Putin’s regime jibbed at heavy-handed foreign criticism.

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There were a couple of camera operators, one with a huge jib for all of the overhead sweeping shots.

"A real wilderness," cried Dr. Silence from his seat in the bows where he held the jib sheet.

In sailing the jib is worked to every puff, eased off or drawn in at every variation in direction or strength of wind.

The size of the jib is also influenced by the fact that it has to balance the equally enormous mainsail.

A broad reach on starboard followed, 'Vigilant' setting her balloon jib-topsail very smartly.

The breeze, which came from the northward by east, was growing, and jib topsails were pulled down when about ten miles off.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jib, such as: back off, blanch, cower, cringe, flinch, and grimace.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.