jibe / jive

jibe / jive
   Jibe means "to make sense, to fit, match": The figures you gave me don't jibe; you need to add them up again.
   Jive is a slang word that refers to a glib, deceptive, nonsensical way of speaking or cool jazz: May, stop talking that jive and put on some jive so we can dance.
  See gibe / gybe / jibe.

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