Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
jab

jab

 
 
pronunciation:
jaeb
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun), Word Explorer
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: jabbed, jabbing, jabs
definition 1: to prod or poke, esp. with a pointed object.
synonyms:
goad, poke, prod
similar words:
elbow, goose, nudge
definition 2: to strike abruptly and with a short movement of the arm or a weapon.
The boxer jabbed his opponent.She jabbed at me with a knife.
 
synonyms:
clip, punch
similar words:
hit, poke, sock, swipe
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of jabbing; poke or short punch.
synonyms:
blow, dig, poke, punch
similar words:
nudge, prod, shot, sock, stick
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: jabbingly (adv.)
Word Explorer
See
  weapon