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noun     jive pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a dance to fast music that became popular in the 1930s and 1940s in which a man and a woman hold hands and the man swings the woman around
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      [uncountable] music music that people can dance a jive to
  2. 2
    [uncountable] American old-fashioned something that someone says that you do not believe is true
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    [uncountable] a style of singing that developed in the 1930s and 1940s in which words are sung in a humorous way


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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