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What is another word for jab?

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Noun
A poking or thrusting motion
“I felt a jab on my shoulder, and it was my exasperated mother who had been looking for me all day.”
Noun
A short, straight punch
“He gave his attacker a quick jab to the stomach and ran away.”
Noun
A medical injection
“The doctor says I need a jab to cure my illness.”
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(somewhat rare) The act of stabbing something, especially with a sharp or pointed object
“Perform a jab into the pastry to create a hole for the cream filling.”
Noun
A pointed and often mocking comment or criticism
“The article was meant as a jab at the company's underperformance in recent years.”
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Mockery or taunts, or the act of mocking or taunting
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An attempt or effort towards an endeavor
Verb
To poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would jab the pedestrian call button repeatedly, believing that it would result in the walk sign lighting up immediately.”
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To penetrate (something) with a pointed object
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“You can jab the marshmallow with a stick and raise it over the fire.”
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To deliver a quick punch
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“Angelo would jab his opponent with a left, before following up with a right hook.”
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(jab at) To pointedly tease, mock, or make fun of someone
“Comedians nationwide would jab at him mercilessly for his gaffe.”
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Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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Cause a tingling sensation in
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To bump or push roughly
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To insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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