What is the meaning of jab?


  • A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow. )
    • usage: "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  • A quick short straight punch.
  • The act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow.
    • usage: "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"


  • Poke or thrust abruptly.
    • usage: "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  • Strike or punch with quick and short blows.
  • Stab or pierce.
    • usage: "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
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