1. [ noun ] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Synonyms: shot shaft barb dig gibe slam

"his parting shot was `drop dead'" "she threw shafts of sarcasm" "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Related terms: remark cheap_shot jeer
2. [ verb ] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Synonyms: match correspond fit agree gibe tally check

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

Related terms: disagree equal resemble harmonize meet accede parallel coincide correlate corroborate befit conform_to align twin look rhyme square pattern consist overlap answer homologize harmonize check agreement match
3. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) shift from one side of the ship to the other
Synonyms: jib change_course gybe

"The sail jibbed wildly"

Related terms: sail jib
Similar spelling:   jib