how to pronounce gybe


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gybe is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of gybe


  1. Often as gybe at: to balk, hesitate, or vacillate when faced with a course of action, plan, or proposal.
  2. Generally of a small sailing vessel: to change tack with the wind crossing behind the vessel.
  3. Of a fore-and-aft sail or its boom: to shift, often forcefully and suddenly, from one side of a sailing vessel to the other.
  4. To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a sailing vessel to the other, while sailing before the wind.
  5. Alternative spelling of jibe (“taunt").


  1. A sudden shift of a sail's angle, or a sudden change in the direction that a vessel is sailing in.
  2. A manoeuvre in which the stern of a sailing vessel crosses the wind, typically resulting in the forceful and sudden sweep of the boom from one side of the vessel to the other.
  3. (nautical) The act of gybing.
  4. A sudden change in approach or direction; vacillation.
  5. Alternative spelling of jibe (“taunt").

gybe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gybe occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gybe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gybe can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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