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jab

 
 
pronunciation:
jaeb
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: jabs, jabbing, jabbed
definition 1: to poke with a pointed object.
He jabbed me in the ribs with his pencil.
synonyms:
poke, prod
similar words:
elbow, nudge
definition 2: to hit with a quick, hard blow or a weapon.
The boxers jabbed each other in the ring.
 
synonyms:
clip, punch
similar words:
hit
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of jabbing; poke or short punch.
She gave me a jab with the point of her umbrella.
synonyms:
blow, dig, poke, punch
similar words:
nudge, prod, shot
derivation: jabbingly (adv.)
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