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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  06/ABR/2007 12:19 PM
Assunto:  jive with?
 
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So "to jive" means that something is in accordance? So " does not jive with" would mean that there is a contradiction?

Certainly!

 

Ex.  John says that he last spoke to Julie at 5 pm but Steve says that he saw John and Julie chatting  at 6 pm. John's story does not jive  with (does not match, is not the same as, does not agree with) Steve's story.

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"To jive" also means "to lie to, deceive, fool, deceive, etc."

Are you jiving me?  =  Are you telling me the truth?  Are you cheating me?  Are you deceiving me?

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
jive with?  –  Márcio Farias  05/ABR/2007, 8:55 PM
jive with?  –  Alexandre  05/ABR/2007, 9:02 PM
jive with?  –  Márcio Farias  05/ABR/2007, 9:43 PM
jive with?  –  Dale/CR  06/ABR/2007, 1:11 AM
jive with?  –  Alexandre  06/ABR/2007, 6:00 AM
 jive with?  –  Dale/CR  06/ABR/2007, 12:19 PM

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