Definition of Jab in English :

Define Jab in English

Jab meaning in English

Meaning of Jab in English

Pronunciation of Jab in English

Jab pronunciation in English

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1. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

Example Sentences:
'he warned me with a jab with his finger'
'he made a thrusting motion with his fist'

2. jab

a quick short straight punch

3. dig, jab

the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

Example Sentences:
'she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs'


4. dig, jab, poke, prod, stab

poke or thrust abruptly

Example Sentences:
'he jabbed his finger into her ribs'

5. jab

strike or punch with quick and short blows

6. jab, stab

stab or pierce

Example Sentences:
'he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: jabs, jabbing or jabbed
to poke or thrust sharply
to strike with a quick short blow or blows
a sharp poke or stab
a quick short blow, esp (in boxing) a straight punch with the leading hand
5. informal
an injection
polio jabs

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verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: jabbed or ˈjabbing
to poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument
to punch with short, straight blows
a quick thrust, blow, or punch

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. jabbed, jab·bing, jabs
1. To poke or thrust abruptly: jabbed a knife into the log.
2. To stab or pierce: jabbed the steak with a fork.
3. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
1. To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion: jabbed at the pickles with his fork.
2. To deliver a short straight punch.
1. A quick stab or blow.
2. Sports A short straight punch in boxing.
3. Informal A hypodermic injection.

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