jab definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To poke or push suddenly: jabbed a knife in to the sign.
    • To stab or pierce: jabbed the steak with a fork.
    • To strike (some one) with brief hits.
    • To push; to stab; to punch. See task, v. t.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion: jabbed within pickles together with his hand.
    • to produce a fast punch.
  • noun:
    • A quick stab or blow.
    • Sports A short straight punch in boxing.
    • A quick stab or blow
    • A short right punch.
    • A medical injection.
    • A verbal annoyance.
    • A thrust or stab.
    • A stroke aided by the point or end of some thing; a thrust.
    • Nautical, a net found in getting the fry of seafood.
    • a fast short right punch
    • the act of coming in contact with somebody unexpectedly with your little finger or elbow
    • a-sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
  • verb:
    • To poke or push abruptly, or even make such a motion.
    • to produce a fast punch.
    • to provide some one an injection
    • poke or thrust suddenly
    • stab or pierce
    • hit or punch with quick and quick blows
  • others:
    • To strike with the end or point of some thing; push the termination of some thing against or into; poke.
    • To strike because of the end or point of; thrust: because, to jab a stick against people; to jab a cane into or through an image.

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