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jab

jab

 
pronunciation:
jaeb
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
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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
 
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
derivation: jabbingly (adv.)
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